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    Thanks to a generous donation by Fremont Unified Student Store (FUSS), Fremont Unified is partnering with Common Sense Media this school year on a 4-part Community Education Series on Digital Citizenship, technology trends, and online safety. Headquartered in San Francisco, Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.

    Each one-hour evening workshop will cover diverse topics and is open to all parents, guardians, caregivers, friends, and families who want to learn more about the world our children are living in, so we can help them navigate through it more successfully and healthfully.

    Dates and topics: FLYER (pdf)

    "Digital drama" outside of school can spill into the classroom and impact focus and learning. Screen-time, nonstop connectivity, and technology addiction is an increasing concern for many families. 


    Workshop 1: Help! My child is addicted to technology

     UPDATED   Tuesday December 4, 2018 6:30-7:30 pm

    Location: Professional Development Center, Fremont Unified School District, 4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, CA 94538

    Parents/caregivers explore screen time, online distractions, and the impact of online relationships on our children’s mental health. Participants walk away with tips on the best way to manage screen time and discuss online footprints with their child.

    Workshop 2: Digital Drama (An introduction to cyberbullying, sexting, and digital drama)

    Thursday Jan 10, 2019 6:30-7:30 pm

    Location: Theatre 50, American High School, 36300 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

    Parents/caregivers are introduced to the complex nature of digital drama and how it might impact their child at home and at school.

    Workshop 3: Digital Footprints and Manipulation

    Thursday March 7, 2019 6:30-7:30 pm

    Location: Theatre 50,  American High School, 36300 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

    Parents, educators, and health professionals are increasingly concerned about technology's overwhelming presence in our daily lives. Join Common Sense to learn about the risks of non-stop connectivity and how to help both our kids and ourselves achieve better balance.

    Workshop 4: Learning with Technology: From Fortnite to Instagram

    Tuesday April 30, 2019 6:30-7:30 pm

    Location: Valhalla Theatre, Irvington High School, 41800 Blacow Rd, Fremont, CA 94538

    When parents think of screens, we often think about all the reasons we want our kids to get off of them. We sometimes worry that video games, apps, and television are just a waste of time. But what about digital media that can help our kids learn and create? Join Common Sense to discuss the learning potential of apps and other interactive technologies, learn how to find the best products, and understand how to use them effectively with your kids.

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