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5th grade - 8th Grade STUDENTS may submit a request for technology help if they are experiencing difficulty with their Google login or need a technologist to fix their school Chromebook.  

Fact Check

We often have difficulty finding out whether or not the information being “shared” with us is true or not. This article was designed to help teach this type of media literacy. 

https://www.iste.org/explore/Digital-and-media-literacy/Top-10-sites-to-help-students-check-their-facts

Searching the Web
When you are at home, Google search engine may not filter as well as when you are at school. Consider using Kiddle.co as your search engine. It is still a Google Search but it is designed as a safe search for students. (Here are other search engines you could use as a student.)
 
As an older student you may want to ensure you are using a Safe Search. Utilizing Google's "advanced search" you can make your search extremely specific. When using "advanced search" make sure Safe Search is on to filter results. 
Here are some helpful ways to keep your earbuds from tangling or getting damaged. 
Parent Information
 
Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.
 
Parental Controls
"Figuring out what kind of parental control is best is entirely based on your own family's needs. Some families can get by with simple, free browser settings to filter inappropriate content. Some families need help clamping down on screen time. Some folks are cool with spot-checks on their kids' devices. Wherever you are in your search, this guide can help you make sense of the wide array of options for managing your family's devices. Find the answers to parents' most frequently asked questions about parental controls." https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-parental-controls
 
Chromebook Presentation from Beginning of Year Parent Night