Today is World Kindness Day - a day celebrated all around the world to inspire people to focus on how they can be kind to others, themselves, and the planet. This is a made-for-Laurence holiday, if there ever was one! In today's world, we believe that it is incredibly important to raise kind kids - children who want to help make the world a better place and "proactively spread kindness," as one of our teachers recently phrased it.
Head of School Blog
At Laurence, we care about our students' safety, their emotional and physical well-being, as well as their reputations. We believe that elementary school-age children are not developmentally ready to participate in social networks unsupervised, nor do they need devices with texting, email, or Internet capabilities. In order to support our community in making informed choices about technology use at home, we recently invited cybersecurity expert Lori Getz to speak at Laurence. Here are a few key takeaways from her recent talks.