Parent Tech Academy

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The Parent Technology Academy is a place where parents can come to learn about current trends in social media, online websites, and tools their students use each day at school. This Academy is a place to pull back the curtain on the many apps and websites that students use on a day to day basis in and out of school. Ever wonder what all those apps are on your child’s phone?

Upcoming Session: October 26

Learn About Dangers of New Apps Targeting Teens

GCISD’s next Parent Tech Academy, which has been featured on local news stations across DFW, will be held at 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday, October 26, at the district’s Professional Development and Education Center, 5800 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX 76034.

Learn about the newest leading apps that teens are using online and the dangers that lie within, including newer apps such as BeReal and Gas. Hear about the dangerous viral trends leading to deaths around the country.

The sessions will also dig into trending online scams targeting teens, a timely topic given that recent data shows that teens are falling for scams at a faster rate than senior citizens. Get insight into these growing scams that are targeting teens as well as adults.

You don't want to miss this Parent Tech Academy as we share what you need to know about these new apps and social media dangers.

This session is appropriate for sixth through 12th-grade students and their parents. Watch previous news segments about this academy featured on NBC5 and WFAA.

Previous Sessions:

ClassLink Parent Portal 
 Parent Tech Academy Class Link Parent Portal
Parenting in a Digital World
 Parenting in a Digital World

Sessions include :

• Top Apps Parent Need to Know

• Skyward Family Access

• Social Media and college 

• Understanding Google Docs

 • Internet Safety

• Digital Citizenship

 • Minecraft for Parents

• Fortnite For Parents

 • Student Panel discussions

• Device Free Dinners


Parent Tech 

Sessions are held via Webex, and when possible also hosted at various GCISD campus locations. 

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