Parent Resources

Parents and guardians of elementary students will find resources that relate to elementary school libraries and the support they provide for learning.  This section supplements information that you may find on your child’s school website or the Greater Victoria District website.

Should you desire additional resources added to this section, please contact your school’s teacher-librarian.

Access to Educational & Student Resources

BC Ministry of Education

Digital & Media Literacy

Recent Concerns Expressed by Parents

There has been a great deal of media attention over the online “Momo Challenge” that has surfaced in some YouTube channels and games that target young children. Safer Schools Together has released an alert in response to many school districts asking for support and direction.The following links provide resources for helping our youth navigate the increasing complexities of social media and our digital world.

Caring for Kids Information for parents from Canada’s pediatricians on healthy habits for screen time)
Cybersafe BC Resources and videos on cyber safety for youth
Media Smarts Canadian Centre for Digital and Media Literacy

If you have concerns about your children accessing Youtube, please be aware that you are able to block Youtube from your internet router.

Students should be encouraged to report concerning online behaviour that makes them feel uncomfortable to a trusted adult or through the Safer Schools anonymous erase|Report It tool.

Caution should be utilized if children have access to Youtube on their mobile devices. Alternatively, many streaming apps such as Netflix have Kid Friendly functions that can be turned on to allow children to browse and stream videos without being exposed to inappropriate content.

Reference Resources Home Access

Information on how  to access the reference resources  from home.