Relationships and Communication
Be Safe and Kind Online!
What it means to build relationships online:
Our students are learning about relationships they can build online, and making good choices in deciding who to communicate with.
Just like when communicating with someone in real life, we should use a respectful tone when talking online. Tone describes the way something sounds, and students are learning to express their feelings in a caring way online.
What your child should know:
Emails are a kind of message written and sent on the computer.
What children should be able to do:
To communicate online students are learning how to write and send emails to people they know, using a respectful tone. This includes using polite greetings and closings, and thinking carefully about our word choices.
A Practice Activity
You can do an activity like this with your child at home to practice writing emails to different people the child may know, and using only kind, caring words.
Click the link below to learn more about email from BrainPOP Jr.!
Common Sense Media Inc. (n.d.) My Online Community (K-2). Retrieved from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/my-online-community-k-2
Common Sense Media Inc. (n.d.) Sending Email (K-2). Retrieved from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/sending-email-k-2
Common Sense Media Inc. (n.d.) Show Respect Online (K-2). Retrieved from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/show-respect-online-k-2
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