Technology Resources for Parents

Internet Safety/Digital Citizenship

Cyber Savvy Teens (pdf)
This is a great guide to help you teach your children how to handle themselves in an online environment. Students will receive a similar handout at school when we review digital citizenship in class.

How do I help my child learn to use the Internet wisely?

Social Networking Sites

FBI: Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

Google Family Safety Center
Tips and advice to families about how to stay safe online

MTV's "A Thin Line"
This campaign was developed to empower students to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse. The campaign is built on the understanding that there's a "thin line" between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on you or someone else.

FACEBOOK 101

1. If you child is active on a social media platform such as Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter, join as well and become their friend!

2. Make sure your child's profile is PRIVATE. If you search for them, you should not be able to see any personal information. If their "wall" and photos are public, their privacy is at risk.

If your child's Facebook profile only has a very small number of friends, there is a good chance they have another, more active profile!