August is Back to School Safety Month. As summer break comes to a close and school starts back up soon, it is important to talk to your kids about school safety.School safety doesn't have to be a scary subject. Basic safety tips can keep your kids safe.The National Safety Council gives the following advice about school safety:Visit National Safety Council Back to School Safety website to learn more and be safe out there.
It's school supply season! Your child needs supplies for school and Amazon is a great place to shop for school supplies. If you shop with Amazon Smile, Amazon donates money to Southfield Youth Assistance.
You can learn more about Amazon Smile by visiting their Frequently Asked Questions page, but here is a brief run down about the program:
Shopping with Amazon Smile is a simple was to support Southfield Youth Assistance, whether you are shopping for school supplies, holiday gifts, or items for your home. Please consider supporting us when you shop for back-to-school items. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-4738185 and Amazon donates.
- AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.
- When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
Incidences of cyberbullying are all too common in the digital age. According to Stopbullying.gov, a site managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 7-15 % of middle and high school students are victims of cyberbullying during the school year. Even kindergartners have access to a world of information in the palm of their hands thanks to smartphones and other mobile devices.
While schools and communities across the nation are implementing programs to curb in-school and online harassment, prevention ultimately starts at home.
In an effort to help parents better understand how their children are using social media and to equip them with tools to keep kids safe online, the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) is partnering with Facebook to host a free workshop.
Karuna Nain, Facebook global safety manager, will present “Navigating the Social World with Your Teens — Insights from Facebook,” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 29.
“Informed parents are empowered parents,” said IBPA President Patti Agatston, Ph.D. “This event is designed for any adult who wants to help the children in their homes, schools or communities be safe and smart online.”
The event is sponsored by Beaumont Children’s and will be held on the hospital’s Royal Oak, Michigan campus. Space is limited. Visit www.ibpaworld.org/mi for more information and to register.
In honor of World Wide Web Day, Southfield Youth Assistance is officially launching a blog. We will be blogging a couple times a month about upcoming events and about topics affecting our youth and community.We will still have a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to follow us to stay in the loop.
We have topics in mind, but we want to hear from you. What do you want to see on the SYA blog?