Eastland Middle School

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Concerns of Vaping and Social Media 4_24_18

Dear Parents,

Dear Parents

The staff at Eastland Middle School needs your help.  We are dealing with two issues that we believe you need to be aware of.

 

The first issue is that we have received several reports of students asking for inappropriate (nude) pictures from other students, primarily on SnapChat.  We have also been told that many students are providing such pictures.  Most reports have been made anonymously and no names were given, so investigation has been difficult.  It has been difficult to know what parents or students to contact.  We encourage you to speak to your child about the dangers and consequences of such actions.  We also encourage you to go through your child’s digital devices thoroughly and regularly. 

 

The second issue is e-cigarettes and vaping.  We encourage you to speak to your child about e-cigarettes and vaping.   If your child has access to any vaping items at home, we encourage you to monitor the inventory.  We have confiscated vaping items here at school that have been brought from home.  We have evidence the students are buying, selling, and trading these items at school and outside of school. 

 

We have an anonymous web application called STOPIT where students and parents can report any student health or safety concerns.  Middle School students are at a very vulnerable age.  We want to do all we can to prevent them from making mistakes that will have devastating and lasting consequences. 

 

To make a STOPIT report, go to https://appweb.stopitsolutions.com/

Use the code:  goems

 

You may also download the app on your smart phone and make the report. This is the easiest method.  The code for the smart phone app is also goems

 

The first issue is that we have received several reports of students asking for inappropriate (nude) pictures from other students, primarily on SnapChat.  We have also been told that many students are providing such pictures.  Most reports have been made anonymously and no names were given, so investigation has been difficult.  It has been difficult to know what parents or students to contact.  We encourage you to speak to your child about the dangers and consequences of such actions.  We also encourage you to go through your child’s digital devices thoroughly and regularly. 

 

The second issue is e-cigarettes and vaping.  We encourage you to speak to your child about e-cigarettes and vaping.   If your child has access to any vaping items at home, we encourage you to monitor the inventory.  We have confiscated vaping items here at school that have been brought from home.  We have evidence the students are buying, selling, and trading these items at school and outside of school. 

 

We have an anonymous web application called STOPIT where students and parents can report any student health or safety concerns.  Middle School students are at a very vulnerable age.  We want to do all we can to prevent them from making mistakes that will have devastating and lasting consequences. 

 

To make a STOPIT report, go to https://appweb.stopitsolutions.com/

Use the code:  goems

 

You may also download the app on your smart phone and make the report. This is the easiest method.  The code for the smart phone app is also goems

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