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Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 to host social media presentation for parents

Matt Batt holds up a smartphone with a website for "The Parent Feed" during a freshman orientation Aug. 11, 2015, at McHenry West High School. Parents will have a chance to learn about the program and how to put technology plans into action through a presentation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bernotas Middle School, 170 N. Oak St., Crystal Lake.
Matt Batt holds up a smartphone with a website for "The Parent Feed" during a freshman orientation Aug. 11, 2015, at McHenry West High School. Parents will have a chance to learn about the program and how to put technology plans into action through a presentation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bernotas Middle School, 170 N. Oak St., Crystal Lake.

CRYSTAL LAKE – When a child receives a mobile device, parents must be aware of the habits children are forming and the importance of digital citizenship.

This is the message of the “Project B3: Be safe. Be smart. Be kind.” program that is being presented to Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 students in January, according to a news release from the district.

“As students continue to access internet-based resources at a younger age – especially through social media, gaming systems and cellphones – it is imperative that we provide them the education and tools to navigate the digital world in which they live,” Dave Jenkins, assistant superintendent of technology services, said in the release.

Parents will have a chance to learn about the program and how to put technology plans into action through a presentation called “The Parent Feed.” The event is free to District 47 parents and will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bernotas Middle School, 170 N. Oak St., Crystal Lake.

Project B3 founder Matt Batt will walk parents through the top 10 apps kids are using and give advice on how to make decisions about potential problems with digital responsibility.

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