Keeping our kids safe and focused
One of our goals at Seven Peaks School is to create a uniquely personal learning environment where kids feel challenged, nurtured, welcome and safe. We work to limit distractions and inspire exploration of the world around them and beyond. That’s one of the reasons we have a no cell phone policy at our school.
In a recent survey of nearly 1,300 parents and their children, parent advocacy group Common Sense Media found that 59 percent of parents think their teens are addicted to mobile devices. Meanwhile, 50 percent of teenagers feel the same way. By limiting cell phone access before and after school and providing careful supervision when phones might be used in class for special assignments, our hope is to give our kids a break from the constant distraction and pressure that comes with cell phone use. More important, it allows them to be present in the moment, focus on learning, and develop stronger listening and social skills.
Public & Permanent live presentation on digital safety
As part of our Seven Peaks School Social & Emotional Educational Series we will be hosting Public and Permanent, a live 90-minute program on Thursday, March 16. Presented by author and international speaker Richard Guerry, founder of the non-profit organization the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication, this multi-award winning program will help us all take steps to prevent, sexting, cyberbullying and poor social media & app behaviors. We encourage you and your kids to be part of this important conversation and bring friends! Space is limited so buy your tickets as soon as possible.
Thank you Seven Peaks families and friends
We are looking forward to a great spring and our upcoming 20th Anniversary Fundraising Gala. Thanks to all for your on-going support of our exceptional Seven Peaks School community.