Tag Archives: Social Media

The Impact of Social Media on Students

Although social media actually began in 1997 with a website called Six Degrees, and MySpace became a go-to for many Internet users in 2003, it wasn’t until Facebook and Twitter hit the scene that social media truly took off. Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004, though it was solely limited to college students before it […]

Child Holding Facebook Like Sign. Social Media Safety.
Social Media Safety and Tips

As we near the beginning of the school year, this is a good time to talk with your children about social media safety and for us to remind our parents of Fairmont’s own social media guidelines. Safety Tips for Your Kids: Appropriate Age: Most social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc.) require users to […]

Making Memories with #FairmontFirstDay

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] In an effort to welcome Fairmont families back to school, parents were encouraged to post a picture on Facebook or Instagram of their student on the first day of school! On Tuesday, the photos flooded in from across Fairmont Private Schools using the hashtag #FairmontFirstDay. […]

Encouraging Digital Citizenship

Young adults represent the majority of today’s digital citizens. Students are encouraged to display digital citizenship by maintaining a positive online environment when using technology. While teaching children to use good manners in the physical world is important, it is becoming more and more prudent for those manners to apply in the digital world. With the […]

10 Twitter Accounts for Young Adults

Today’s world has put immense value on connectivity and instant knowledge. Studies show that most Americans turn to social media for their source of news and information. If your student has begun to engage in social media, suggest some educational, yet fun, Twitter accounts for your junior high student to follow: New Scientist Dedicated to […]