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It's Scary Out There, Make Sure Your Kids Are Safe

Many parents are concerned about the recent rash of internet hoaxes that are encouraging children to harm themselves.  These hoaxes include the MoMo Challenge and YouTube Kids videos being interrupted by inappropriate content.  We want to ensure parents that students are as safe as possible while using the internet at school and remind you of some ways to keep them safe online at home.

For information on best practices and videos to help you understand the dangers, visit our page: 

Know Your Technology


In this age of technology, there are constantly new apps and fads.  What kids are "into" changes rapidly.  From the scares of the MoMo Challenge of a few years ago, to "fun" apps like TikTok and SnapChat, and online gaming, parents should always be aware of what their children are doing on their personal devices.


We provide a high level, tiered internet filter on campus.  This filter allows us to block sites, search words, and images that are inappropriate.  We monitor student usage in real time both in person and electronically.


You will find a rash of "safer" programs, browsers, and parent help tools that allow parents to feel more comfortable allowing their students online.  Of course, these type of programs have wonderful intentions.  In the opinion of internet safety experts, the best way to keep your child safe online is to be aware of what they are doing.  Parents can take charge of children's internet usage.  Remember, no site is full proof.  Monitor your child while using technology, and be involved in their usage.

Speak with your child. If they indicate they have seen things that are frightening, remind them to speak with you immediately.  Open communication is the key to keeping them from getting "tricked" into believing these hoaxes.

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact 636-629-0401.  Make sure you follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information.