Technology Resources for Parents
Do you know what your child is doing online?
As a parent, you want to make sure that your child uses the Internet safely. Most parents know that the Internet can be a dangerous place, but they are not sure how to protect their child. Communicating with your child is essential. Ask your child what they do when they are online or using their devices. Especially with young children, it is important to monitor Internet activity, texts and use of social media apps. As a parent, it is your responsibility to establish guidelines, boundaries and consequences.
Here are some resources to assist you:
Heads Up: Stop Think Connect
This is a resource publication that you can review with your child. It covers wifi, passwords, security, etc.
Privacy and Internet Safety
This is a comprehensive guide from Common Sense Media.
Parental Resources from the FBI
Many resources from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
PBS Parents: Online Safety Tips for Parents
NetSmartz.org: Internet Safety Resources for Parents
Resources for Parents on a wide array of topics, including: Children as victims, file sharing, identity theft, cyberbullying, etc.
Raising Digital Citizens
A Pinterest page devoted to digital citizenship.