School Counseling
Contact:
Ms. Linda Bartmess Phone Icon 423-658-5635 Email Icon Email

Ms. Linda Bartmess

HOW CONNECTED IS YOUR CHILD? 

I am sure you have seen your child staring at their cell phone screens, banging out text messages, playing games, surfing the web, or watching online videos. But have you asked yourself, just how much time does my kid spend staring at the screen these days? You might be surprised.

**45% of 13-18 year olds spend at least 4 hours every weekday on an Internet enabled device!

**28% of the same age group log at least 5 hours daily!

**That is 20 hours per week, on average!

**Although there are "academic" activities on the internet, the 2 interests that consume most of a middle school students time is "texting and social media." 

**114 minutes, or almost 2 hours per day are spent texting!

**Help your child learn to "balance their time." Set "tech free" times such as at the dinner table, during the ride to school, or before bedtime. This might take some time, but it will be well worth the effort!

Students have completed the curriculum modules on cyber safety, security and ethics. The link to this program is:thinkbeforeyoulinkinschool.com

As a parent you might also be interested in the following:

cybersmart.org and commonsensemedia.org

 

 

WMS BULLYING/HAZING/HARASSMENT POLICY

Below is a link to our WMS Bullying/Hazing/Harassment Policy. Click on the school bus to download it.  I encourage all parents/guardians to review this information and discuss it further with your children. As always, please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.

 

Mrs. Headrick  

Click the School Bus to download the policy.