To ensure the success of the One to World program, partnerships among Barrington 220 and our parents/guardians are crucial. This page is dedicated to providing information about Internet safety outside of the district and providing resources to help parents communicate with their children about establishing boundaries when using media and online resources at home. Please use the links below to read more about the topics on this page.
What opportunities are offered to parents regarding the One to World program?
Barrington 220 has offered several live and online events for parents to help build and sustain our partnership between school and home.
A series of One to World Parent Meetings for elementary parents were offered in 2016:
- Online One to World Parent Meeting (English)
- Online Reunión de Padres del Programa One to World (en Español)
- Tuesday, 8-30-16, 6:30–7:30 PM at North Barrington School
- Wednesday, 8-31-16, 9:00–10:00 AM at Countryside School
- Thursday, 8-31-16, 6:30–7:30 PM at Barbara Rose School
- Thursday, 9-1-16, 6:30–7:30 PM at Countryside School
- Friday, 9-9-16, 6:30–7:30 PM at Sunny Hill School
- Monday, 9-12-16, 6:00–7:00 PM at Hough Street School
- Monday, 9-12-16, 7:15–8:15 PM at Hough Street School
- Tuesday, 9-13-16, 6:30–7:30 PM at Roslyn Road School
- Thursday, 9-15-16, 6:30–7:30 PM at Arnett Lines School
- Friday, 9-16-16, 6:30–7:30 PM at Sunny Hill School
- Wednesday, 9-21-16, 6:30–7:30 PM at Grove Avenue School
On April 26, 2016, Joe Robinson, Barrington 220 Director of Instructional Technology, presented the Parent University session, Elementary One to World Roll-Out. Robinson, along with Barrington 220 teachers and administrators, discussed how iPads will be used next year in Grades PK-5 to enhance teaching and learning.
On January 13, 2016, Barrington 220 offered the Parent University session, Amplify Your Child's Digital Literacy. This session featured Kristin Ziemke, a global speaker and the co-author of the books Amplify! and Connecting Comprehension and Technology. Ziemke shared how technology can amplify your child's learning in literacy and and presented information from the American Association of Pediatrics regarding screen time.
On September 10, 2014, the Barrington High School PTO held an EveningLine presentation titled, New Technology in Barrington 220 - Addressing the Parent Perspective. This event featured a panel of Barrington 220 technology experts and educators to discuss the digital age in the district and the technology trends that shape learning at school and at home. View the EveningLine presentation on YouTube.
How do I set up parental control restrictions on the iPad (and other iOS devices)?
To learn about setting up Restrictions on iPad, please download the following document:
Where do I find resources related to Internet safety at home?
In recent years, Barrington 220 has worked with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General High-Tech Crime Bureau on the topic of Internet safety. Several of our schools have hosted presentations by Internet safety specialist Melissa Hemzacek, Licensed Social Worker, who has spoken with student and parent groups. The following links are provided by the Illinois Attorney General:
- Illinois Attorney General Internet Safety - To help inform parents and educators about our children’s online activities and to assist in their efforts to educate our youth regarding responsible and safe online behavior, the Attorney General’s Office provides several resources. (Description adapted from www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov.)
- NetSmartz411 - This online resource for parents and guardians answers questions about Internet safety, computers, and the Web. (Description adapted from netsmartz411.org.)
- NetSmartz Workshop - The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents/guardians, educators, and law enforcement. (Description adapted from www.netsmartz.org.)
- Family Online Safety Institute - This international, non-profit organization works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. (Description adapted from www.fosi.org.)
- Growing Wireless - While most kids feel comfortable using wireless technologies, some parents may need an online resource to help them keep up-to-date on the latest mobile products and services their kids’ may use. (Description adapted from www.growingwireless.com.)
What is cyberbullying and how do I deal with it?
Cyberbullying is when someone is harassed, humiliated, or threatened by another person using the Internet or a cell phone. Despite their benefits, these technologies make us vulnerable to bullying anywhere and at any time. The Stop Cyberbullying website provides a variety of resources for kids, teenagers, parents, and educators seeking information and advice about cyberbullying. (Adapted from illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/cyberbullying.)
More cyberbullying resources:
Cyberbullying Research Center
- This site is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents.
- This site provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
Where can I get parenting advice about media and technology issues?
The Smart Talk is an online activity that allows parents and children to get together and have a clear conversation about technology devices and online responsibility. This activity results in a set of home guidelines in the form of a contract that can be signed by the parent and child.
Many parents and educators use Common Sense Media as their first stop when discussing all types of media with their children, including: apps, games, online privacy, social networking, movies in theaters, TV shows, screen time, and many other media-related topics. Common Sense Media is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, empowering parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives. (Description adapted from www.commonsensemedia.org.)
A short video from Common Sense Media offers five practical pointers to help parents understand and manage the lives of their digital kids.
1. Calm Down
2. Embrace Their Digital World
3. Find Balance
4. Provide Alternatives
5. Be the Parent
Where can I get technology support for my One to World device?
Tech support for your One to World device is offered at your school in the Library Media Center.