#Relationships remains a focus at CTR!

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

For the past four years, Christ The Redeemer (CTR) Catholic Schools has been committed to making the #Relationships in a Digital Age initiative a priority in all of our schools. Based on current research and statistics, this initiative aims to teach students responsible use of technology and address the impacts of screen time and smartphone use on their wellbeing. We know student use of screens has increased substantially since the beginning of the pandemic. In response, CTR Catholic is highlighting the importance of this initiative through a relaunch event for parents and their children. 

Students across the division in Grades 4 through 11 will continue to participate in lessons that teach balance between their digital lives and the lives they lead face-to -face while recognizing the importance of developing and maintaining healthy relationships. Reinforced through lessons and school culture, CTR Catholic will support appropriate use of technology for our staff, students and parents. We are also excited to announce that we will be resuming the #Relationships in a Digital Age parent newsletter this spring. 

To kick-off our relaunch event, CTR Catholic is excited to host an online screening of the documentary Screenagers Movie: Growing up in the Digital Age. This film examines the impact of screens and new technology on kids, explores the real challenges of a family dealing with social media, video games, academics and internet addiction, and includes suggestions for how adults can support their children find balance to navigate screen time. This movie has been screened more than 8,000 times to 4 million people in more than 70 countries. You can view the trailer HERE.  

This is a free event for CTR Catholic parents and can be viewed by accessing a link between April 12th to 28th.  If you are interested, please sign up HERE by Thursday, April 1. For more information on the Screenagers movie please contact Director of Learning Cheryl Kuemper at ckuemper@redeemer.ab.ca  

For more information, updates and to view past newsletters, please go to: #Relationships. We hope you can join the viewing of the Screenagers Movie: Growing up in the Digital Age.

Sincerely,

Dr. Scott Morrison

Superintendent,

Christ The Redeemer Catholic Schools

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