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Social Media Security [Infographic] – The Wired Homeschool

If your children are using social media, are you sure they’re using it safely?  Are they using in a manner that will protect their identity and the identity of their siblings?

Many parents may not allow their children to use social media out of fear.  Some of that fear is natural, as a parent you don’t want to let go (remember the first time you let them go to a sleep-over?).If you decided to allow your child to use social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ then consider some of these notes from the inforgraphic below:

  • Make sure their social media settings do not expose their privacy.
  • Be vigilant about what they and their friends post.
  • You may need to have your child “unfriend” or block their friends to protect privacy.
These tips are great for parents too!

What other things are you doing to keep your child’s social media secure?

[via Mashable]

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WHS 37 – Pinterest for Homeschoolers – The Wired Homeschool

Having recently discovered Pinterest, I decided I’d talk a little about how homeschoolers can use this virtual pin board to compliment their current homeschooling program.

If you do a search for the term “homeschool” on Pinterest you’ll get thousands of results that will take you on so many rabbit trails on the Internet you’ll end up in Wonderland. Homeschoolers have been active on Pinterest for some time now but the service has recently hit its stride and is getting adopted as a social media tool that individuals and companies are leveraging to find valuable resources (and customers in the case of companies) online.

If you’d like to see what I’ve been pinning to my pin boards, just go to pinterest.com/wiredhs.

Cooperstown Home School Discovery Day – The Farmer’s Museum and National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown have collaborated to bring you a day of homeschool programming.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (9:00-12:30)
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum welcomes families and groups who participate in home education to a special day of programming on April 11th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Guided and self-guided exploration activities will be available for students in grades K-12 and will focus on the core subjects of math, science, social studies, the arts and character education.

Participating students will receive the education admission rate of $5.00/student and one adult chaperone per five students will be admitted free.

For more information or to register for the Hall of Fame’s Home School Discovery day call 607-547-0347 or email the education department at Education@Baseballhall.org.

The Farmers’ Museum (1:00-4:00)
Join us at The Farmers’ Museum this April 11 for a special day of programming designed specially for home schooled students. Two hour guided tours based on historic life and farming begin at 1:00 and end at 3:00. Attendees are welcome to stay at our museum to self-guide after the program with no additional admission cost. Admission for students is just $4.00 each, and one adult chaperone per five students will receive complimentary admission. Additional adults will receive a special education discount of $9.00 per person.

Reservations are required for this event. Please call (607) 547-1461 or email s.desalvatore@nysha.org for more information and to save your space today!

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