Parental involvement

Posted Monday, Apr. 01, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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While reflecting on the latest incident of a school official having an inappropriate relationship with a student, I noticed a hidden trend in these cases. It is a lack of parental involvement with their child's technology.

I would not want to limit anyone's access to cellphones, tablets or computers, but these devices give private and nonparent-interfered access to students. It is apparent to me that working with your children's use of technology is an ever-growing problem.

Another trend in many of these cases is a parent's lack of involvement in their child's education. So many teachers are screaming to get involved with parents to help out their classes. One of the easiest ways for a parent to give input into their child's education is to be part of a PTA.

In the 21st century, it appears to be vital that parental involvement in technology and schools is the best way to help keep their children safe and better educated.

-- Travis Malone, Richland Hills

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