Black Gold School Division
Warburg School
780-848-2822

Notes from our School Resource Officer

Online and SmartPhone Safety

December 2019 – Impaired Driving

 

November 2019:

The focus this month will be on online and smartphone safety.

Here are five phone safety tip provided by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection;

 

  •  Take the time to learn about what features are included on the phone.
  • ¨Early on, set the expectation that you will monitor your teen’s use of their phone.
  • Explore the possibility of blocking access to sites (such as those with sexually explicit content) by using the settings on the device and/or parental control apps or by contacting the carrier/service provider.
  •  Set a time every evening at which all technology, including phones, are shut off in the house.
  • Discuss the importance of not responding to harassing, harmful or unsolicited calls or messages sent to them and to save these types of messages.

                                (https://www.cybertip.ca/pdfs/C3P_SafetySheet_Smartphones_en.pdf)

 

For further information on online and phone safety check out Cybertip.ca and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

For questions or Concerns please contact the Leduc County School Resource Officer:

Cst. YOUNG at 780-789-3951

 

It's the Law in Alberta:

 

Reminder to all parents and students.  Alberta’s Distracted Driving Law restricts the following;


As per the Traffic Safety Act Section 115.1 (1) and Section 115.4 (1)

  • Holding, viewing, or manipulating a cellular telephone/ hand-held electronic device
  • Reading or viewing printed material
  • Writing, printing or sketching
  • Personal grooming or hygiene

GPS may be used as long as the systems has been programmed prior to the individual operating the vehicle or is used in a voice-activated manner

The fine for Distracted driving in Alberta is of $287 and 3 demerits.

For further information, visit, Alberta Transportations Website ( https://www.alberta.ca/distracted-driving.aspx)

Any Questions or concerns please contact the School Resource officer, Cst. YOUNG, at 780-789-3951.