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  • PTO Fund-Raiser

    Posted by School at 1/19/2016

    Begins February 1st.
    Deadline February 15th.

    Pick up date February 27th from 11- 12:30 p.m.

     Support Our School!

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    Raintree Elementary School
    The Raintree family will raise expectations for all learners!
    501 Raintree Drive · Baldwin, LA 70514 ·
    Phone (337) 923-0494
    Fax (337) 923-6859
    Principal: Donald Sanders, III

Character Counts!

  • February 8 - February 12

    Posted by Gidget Everitt at 2/5/2016 6:00:00 AM

    For Students:  "The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."  --WILLIAM JAMES

    For Staff:  "What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."  --RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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  • Anonymity: The Mask of Technology

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 2/3/2016 6:00:00 AM

    In the online world, we often find that the "mask of technology" can give us a certain degree of anonymity, making us feel as if our true identities are hidden from other users.

    Anonymity can be a great tool for objective discussions, for sharing situations that might otherwise be embarrassing, or as a tool for reducing bias due to status, gender, race, or religion. For better or worse, this mask of technology can also create a feeling in users that they can say or do things that perhaps they wouldn't do in a face-to-face environment.  

    In actuality, it is very difficult to maintain total online anonymity.  Many websites and apps track you through your device IP addresses and collect information about you from your profile. This is particularly true if you use a social media site account (like Facebook) to login to other sites.  If you have created a profile with false information, it only takes one "friend" to share that information with others, thus revealing your identity.

    Knowing that the mask of anonymity is incomplete should make us rethink what we share online:

    • Before you post anything, think about how you will feel if your family, friends, coaches, neighbors, employers, or teachers find it. What you post may have a bigger audience that you think. Even if you use privacy settings, you can't completely control who sees your profile, photos, and texts.

    • Once you post information online, it's there forever. You can only control the original posting, and even if you delete it, older versions will exist on other people's computers. 

    • Think about your own privacy and the privacy of others before you post photos or videos. It can be unfair and unsafe to post photos or videos without getting permission from the people in them



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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 1/13/2016

    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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