Technology plays a huge role in the lives of our children, with cell phones, tablets, and social media being integrated into our daily lives. Kids are now able to connect and communicate with strangers from all over the world. Its important now, more than ever, that parents educate themselves, so that they are equipped to manage and respond to the dangers the internet exposes our youth to. We've compiled a list of resources to help parents learn measures they can take to protect their children, as well as tips on how to talk to kids about being safe online.
SMART PHONE SAFETY
A parents guide to smartphone safety- risks and tips
PROTECTING KIDS ONLINE
Tips for protecting, learning and engaging with your kids about online safety
TALKING TO TEENS ABOUT SEXTING
The risks, how to talk about it, and what to do if an image is already out there
PROTECT YOUNG EYES
A website that provides information about the popular apps kids are using, parental controls, and free webinars for parents
YOU SENT A SEXT NOW WHAT
Information for kids to know about sexting and steps to take after sendjng images
COMMON SENSE MEDIA
Reviews of popular movies, tv shows, apps and games specifically for parents, including safety concerns.
Digital safety lessons for kids elementary, middle and high school age. Also contains information on a variety of topics, including cyber bullying, sexting and sextortion, social media, smartphones, gaming, and online enticement.
FBI SAFE ONLINE SURFING
Provides games and tests for teachers and students from grades 3rd to 8th grade on safe online surfing.