At Meadowbrook Academy, our desire is to partner with our parents to encourage them and our students to make wise, Godly choices. On this page you will find motivational, informative and educational resources that will help equip you to tackle some of today’s biggest issues. From technology to faith, these resources are designed to foster conversations between your children and yourself as you strive to raise your children in righteousness and instill Godly principles in their lives.
Researchers have found hidden hashtags teens are using on social media to connect with others engaging in risky or self-harming behavior. Here's what you need to know. Click HERE to read an article about 10 troubling and trending hashtags teens are currently using to express potentially dangerous or harmful behavior with their peers.
Vine – 17+ lots of sexually explicit videos
Snap Chat – Texted photos to disappear in 15 sec.
Tinder/Down Dating/Swipe/IMEETZU/Skout- Chat & Dating Sites (Predatory)
Facebook – Turn OFF location services – Predators can track your child’s whereabouts
KiK Messenger – It’s really a place for ‘strangers’ to connect
Tumblr – Blogging app just moved to 17+ for explicit content
Here are 5 things to teach your kids when helping them understand boundaries:
Read the full article on All Pro Dad by clicking HERE.
- Ask what needs to be different
- Make the message clear
- Be consistent and follow through
- Treat others how you want to be treated
- Remember NO means NO
What it is: A new game for 8- to 12-year-olds with over 44 million users. The game allows children to “create adventures, play games, role play, and learn with their friends.”
Why it's dangerous:
- Ability for sexual predators to target children. Click HERE to read more.
- Avatars can demonstrate questionable behavior. Click HERE to read more.
Many pre-adolescent children do not have the developmental discernment to understand these dangers, believing they are only engaging with classmates their own age. Protect them by deleting this game from all devices.