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ParentletterforIdentityManagement (1)

ParentletterforIdentityManagement (1)

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Permission Letter to Parents
Permission Letter to Parents

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Published by: shareski on Feb 07, 2011
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Dear Parents, Your son or daughter is part of project called identity management.

This project, which is funded by the Ministry of Education is intended to help your child understand and develop their online identity and profile. We recognize that most if not all of our students leave trails of content online in various spaces such as Facebook and yet few are thinking about this content in terms of employment, educational opportunities or simply personal reputation. We want to help your child not only understand the implications of this but also to help them consider how to leverage the Internet as a place to showcase their talents and skills in positive ways. Those who understand and use this medium effectively have a huge advantage over those who do not. Not only are employers “googling” perspective candidates but so are many colleges and universities. We want your child to present themselves in ways that are appealing and professional. To that end, we are helping them develop online portfolios that represent their “best selves”. Here’s a short video we’ve shown to your child as we get them to consider the importance and value of managing their identity. http://goo.gl/Nw8y

Part of the grant also purchases a domain name. A domain name is a web address such as amazon.com or johnsmith.ca These addresses make searching easier and adds a level of professionalism to their portfolios. Currently their portfolios have an address such as http://sww.prairiesouth.ca/sblogs/yourchildsname These types of domain names are less desirable as they associate your child with a particular institution, in this case Prairie South. We will be paying for your child’s chosen domain name for one year after they graduate. At that time, your child will decide if they wish to continue paying for the name or let it go. They will receive an email asking them if they want to renew their name. Domain names cost about $10 per year to own. We’ve asked your child to begin to search the Internet for available names. They can do so by visiting http://www.register.com/ and seeing if their preferred names are available. We have suggested that they try and find their full names rather that any type of pseudonym. In the case of more common names, adding a middle initial can be helpful. We’ve also suggested they try and use the top level domains of .com or .ca or finally .net if possible as those are more commonly recognized addresses. We ask that you complete the following: I am willing to have my child develop and maintain their online portfolio. ______________________________________________________________ (parent/guardian signature)

My child and I would like to register the following domain name: __________________________________________________________________________

Contact email: (this should be an email that is likely to be around after your child graduates. It could be their personal email or
a family email. This is the email address that will be contacted when your domain is expiring so you can choose to renew it or not)


Please return this form by Friday, Feb. 11th. If you choose not to have your child receive a domain name you do not need to have your child return this form. If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or Dean Shareski shareski.dean@prairiesouth.ca for more information. You’ll also find more details about the project here: http://goo.gl/XOUS5

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