The rapid growth of the technology industry coupled with our children's desire to stay constantly connected with their peers, their favorite celebrities, their favorite teams, their teachers, their families, etc... is changing the way children interact with their world. The Global Citizen Network describes their philosophy as:
The peoples of the world are one people, enriched by individual differences, united by the common bond of humanity.What does this mean for Village Elementary? In my mind, I believe we have a commitment to helping our children and one another embrace the capabilities of social media, beyond just connections with people we know or look up to. I believe we can support our children and friends in finding ways to connect, grow and learn alongside those who we may never meet, those who have beliefs and values that are different from our own.
With your permission and encouragement, just how far can your child reach? What will they learn? Will their life be enriched by embracing the differences and commonalities of those around their world? Will they find a new passion? Will they start a path of inquiry and service that will lead them to make a positive difference in the community? To leave the world better for the work they have done?