The Internet has amazing resources, learning opportunities, and more for students. However, it also has dangers. It’s important for parents to help their children understand the dangers and stay safe. Here are some Internet safety/information resources for Parents.
Common Sense Media (CSM) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, providing trustworthy information and tools so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume. CSM provides cybereducation and support for parents, students, and educators; advice videos on many “cyber” topics, including online safety, security, bullying, relationships, digital footprint, and more; unbiased reviews of movies, video games, TV shows, and books; as well as best apps, games, and websites for learning.
“Internet safety tips for kids and adults. The internet is a great way to connect with friends, go shopping, do business, and find information. In fact, the ways that we can use it increase on a daily business. However, just as in every aspect of life, there are potential risks. Internet scams, fraud, cyber bullying, online predators, and identity theft are all among the potential pitfalls that we face when we connect to the online environment. Thankfully, with a little knowledge, the savvy consumer should be able to easily maneuver around these would-be obstacles.”
This site from “Who Is Hosting This?” provides parents with a guide to Internet safety, inclucing Guidelines for Parents, Kids and the Web, Tips for Kids, Tips for Parents, Facebook Safety 101, Kid Safety 101, Ask.fm Safety 101, Remove Photos from Social Media, and Additional Resources.
This site from “Kids Health” provides parents with information on cyberbullying. Additional links address Sexting: What Parents Need to Know; Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media; Internet Safety; Healthy Habits for TV, Video Games, and the Internet; 5 Ways to Bully-Proof Your Kid; How Can Parents Help Kids Handle Teasing?; Helping Kids Deal With Bullies; and How Can I help My Child Deal With a Bully?