Muenster ISD eNewsletter

A Newsletter for Parents of Muenster ISD Students

Our Shared Responsibility

While October may be National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it is our shared responsibility to ensure cyber security and digital citizenship information is available to our Muenster ISD community year-round. Use the links below to learn more about how you can help our students become responsible digital citizens.

3 Things to Talk to About with Your Child

Smartphone Apps Parents Should Know About

"Finstagram" What Parents Should Know

Resources for Elementary Parents

NetSmartzKids - An interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.

Cyberbullying by KidsHealth - Bullies and mean girls have been around forever, but technology now gives them a whole new platform for their actions. The old "sticks and stones" saying is no longer true — both real-world and online name-calling can have serious emotional consequences for our kids and teens.

Kids on Social Media & Gaming - Digital media and apps allow children to communicate and express their creativity, connect with peers, and share their feelings. However, they can be an avenue through which cyberbullying occurs. There are many types of apps and sites available for free that give users the ability to search for people and share or post information about them anonymously.

Resources for Junior High & High School Parents

A Thin Line - Things that start out as a funny wall post, a sarcastic photo comment, or a flirty text can turn hurtful, obnoxious, or even abusive faster than you can hit 'reply all.' The line between what's okay and what's not gets blurrier every day.

TeenSafe Smartphone App Blacklist 2018 - It’s getting easier and easier for developers to build and launch mobile apps. As a result, keeping track of which apps are dangerous for kids has become somewhat of a full-time job for parents. Once you figure out how one app works, another one is introduced. Who knows what impact each new app could have on your family?

Reducing Bullying & Cyberbullying with STOP!T - STOP!T is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying and cyber abuse, consisting of an app and a back-end incident management system for school administrators.

Our students will have access to the STOP!T mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features.

txConnect Parent Portal Account

Parent Portal Features: • View Grades & Attendance • view Class Schedule • View Alert Notifications for Grades and Attendance