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10 Tips To Help Parents & Teens on Facebook

10 Tips To Help Parents &  Teens on Facebook

Until last year, I had thought facebook was a tool for just teenagers and young adults.  They grew up with technology that we (40’s-ish) cannot comprehend.  Before I got the “aha” about Facebook, I thought that it was for people who wanted to vent about their day.  To our teens it’s so much more than that- It’s about identity (their own and everyone else’s).  Their Facebook page is an extension of their personalities, with games, pictures (and lots of them), status, friends, a place to vent, likes and dislikes. 

 What we (40’s-ish) do not understand is how to protect them.  They have so much information out there on the net that it could come back to haunt them one day.  So I began to look into this and this is what I found:

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13WMAZ's Lauren DiSpirito

Public Cyber School to Host Info. Session

Georgia Connections Academy (GACA), the state’s first full-time K-12 virtual charter school, is hosting a local information session to educate parents and families about GACA’s unique curriculum, which uses technology and more to deliver individualized education for each student.

The information session will be held Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the SpringHill Suites in Macon.

That's according to a GACA news release.

Because GACA is a Georgia public school, there are no costs for tuition, fees or supplies.

Georgia Connections Academy can enroll students in grades K-12 from anywhere in the state, and will offer a high-quality, highly accountable, tuition-free public education option.

Enrollment is now being accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.