Dear Skyline Families,
I have noticed over the last few months, that a social network app, Tik Tok, appears to be a popular favorite with many of our students. If you are not familiar with this app and are not sure if your child is currently using it, I would encourage you to look at what they have on their phones and/or other electronic devices. Tik Tok is a social network for sharing user-generated videos, mostly of people lip-synching to popular songs. You might be familiar with its former name, musical.ly. Tik Tok allows users to create and upload their own videos where they can lip-synch, sing, dance or just talk. You are also able to browse and interact with other people’s content.
It is important to note that Tik Tok has an emphasis on popular music, and many videos include swearing and sexual lyrics, so it is not age-appropriate for children to use on their own. It is also easy to find people wearing revealing clothing and dancing suggestively. Finally, Tik Tok requires its users to be at least 13 years old to use the app, and anyone under the age of 18 must have approval of a parent or guardian. While there is a section of the app that is meant for children 13 years and under that restricts access to mature content and comment, it is very easy to enter a false birthdate, so this app is truly better for older teens.
If your children want to use Tik Tok, the app should belong to an adult in the family who can properly monitor what your children are browsing and sharing. Your account should also be made private. Tik Tok also offers Digital Wellbeing features that allow you to limit time spent on the app and limit the appearance of videos that may be inappropriate.
I can’t stress how important it is for all families to routinely check your children’s devices on an on-going basis. Do your research and learn about new apps that become popular with our children. Talk with your children about whether you find it appropriate for them to use, and set up guidelines in terms of how they may use a particular app. A wonderful resource that provides trust-worthy information and education on the world of media and technology is Common Sense Media – www.commonsensemedia.org.
The 1st Annual Butterfly Ball is just around the corner!
Come dressed to impress for a beautiful evening filled with dancing and fun for a lifetime of memories! This special event is March 30, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Skyline Theatre. There will be snacks, treats, Photo Both, contests, prizes and more!
• Tickets: $45 per person (Price will increase to $50 after March 24)
If you are interested in sponsoring tickets for families who may not otherwise be able to attend, you can purchase Sponsor tickets on our website. Thank you for your generosity. Visit www.solanasocials.onlinepartybook.com to purchase tickets.
100% of ticket sales benefit the Solana Beach Schools Foundation which funds our Discovery Lab/STREAM Programs including teacher salaries and supplies!
If you are interested in receiving Sponsored tickets please email email@example.com
All children must be accompanied by an adult to attend this dance.
Lisa Denham, Principal
Don’t forget to mark these important dates on your calendar:
Wednesday, March 27 . . . . . Site Council Meeting
Friday, March 29 . . . . . . . . . Dad's Club Pancake Breakfast
April 8 - 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Break
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Dad's Club Pancake Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PTA Meeting at Skyline
6:30 PM Governing Board Meeting