Navigating TikTok: Protecting Our Students

 🚫 **Navigating TikTok: Protecting Our Students** 🚫

In today's digital age, platforms like TikTok have gained immense popularity, especially among our students. While it offers creative expression, it's crucial to be aware of potential risks. 

🔍 **Privacy Concerns**: TikTok's data handling practices have raised eyebrows globally. It's imperative for parents and educators to guide students on safeguarding their personal information.

🎯 **Time Management**: Excessive screen time can impede academic progress and social development. Encourage balanced use and set healthy digital boundaries.

🤝 **Cyberbullying Awareness**: Like any social platform, TikTok isn't immune to cyberbullying. Open conversations and a supportive environment are essential in addressing this issue.

🔞 **Inappropriate Content**: Despite efforts, not all content on TikTok is suitable for young audiences. Educators and parents should actively monitor and guide their usage.

💡 **Digital Literacy**: Empowering students with the skills to discern credible sources and navigate online spaces responsibly is critical in today's information age.

Let's come together as a community, providing guidance and support, to ensure our students harness the potential of platforms like TikTok safely and responsibly.

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Michaels contributions have led to student successes. As of 2021 he has taken 112 high school students who lack of motivation, focus and credits to graduate, to incentivized and goal orientated students able to reach their academic potential. These 112 students are all set to graduate in the class of 2022. Eighty-one of the 112 students will be enrolled in community college and 4 directly to universities this fall. He also remains active in professional associations, frequently presenting research at the American Educational Research Association and the Critical Race Studies in Education Association. Michael also helped create a mental health unit for youth who were incarcerated in juvenile hall. This unit was designed to provide treatment to youth incarcerated that suffer from mental health issues, trauma, or suicidal ideations.