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Common Sense Media
Everyone has questions about how technology affects our lives. The Common Sense Media website has information on all of the most popular topics. Below is a list of several parental concerns that might interest you. Check out their entire website for information on all kinds of technology issues.
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Parenting in a Digital Age
Family Tech Planning
Use these tech planners to help your kids think through important questions around tech use: What will I do? How much time will I spend? Am I making thoughtful choices?
Common Sense Media Family Tech Planning
For Kids, How Much Screen Time is Too Much?
A great video to help families manage screen time at home.
Screen Time - from Common Sense Media
Setting screen-time limits -- and helping kids moderate their own habits -- are all about finding the right balance for your family's needs and lifestyle. We offer advice for creating a realistic schedule, setting age-appropriate guidelines on TV time, finding the first websites for young kids to use, handling violent media, and managing kids' cell phone use.
Once kids go online, their chances of finding cyberbullies, haters, and trolls is, sadly, quite high. Find age-specific guidelines, videos, and articles to help with tough conversations -- whether your kid is a bully or is being bullied. We answer all your cyberbullying questions, offering age-appropriate advice, school resources, and more from parents and experts.
Internet Safety for Your Family
A good place to start when thinking about your family’s online safety is the Privacy and Internet Safety page from www.commonsensemedia.org. They raise some interesting points about how children have a personal life and digital life, but really to them it’s just “life.”
It’s equally important that we, as parents and teachers, model and talk to our children about how to behave in both worlds. We need to continue to stress safety around strangers (and how to recognize them) and being kind to others no matter what the environment.Digital Citizenship Resources
Google Family Safety Center: Visit this new Google Site to learn about Internet Safety for the whole family.
“We know how important it is to protect and educate young people on using the Internet and want to provide all of our users with a safe experience.
When it comes to family safety, we aim to:
Provide parents and teachers with tools to help them choose what content their children see online
Offer tips and advice to families about how to stay safe online
Work closely with organizations such as charities, others in our industry and government bodies dedicated to protecting young people”
In Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online, OnGuard Online gives adults practical tips to help kids navigate the online world.
Kids and parents have many ways of socializing and communicating online, but they come with certain risks. This guide encourages parents to reduce the risks by talking to kids about how they communicate – online and off – and helping kids engage in conduct they can be proud of. Net Cetera covers what parents need to know, where to go for more information, and issues to raise with kids about living their lives online.
OnGuard Online provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology community to help you guard against internet fraud, secure your computers, and protect your privacy. In the Protect Kids Online section, this website provides parents with information about their rights under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The section includes information on computer security practices, phishing, P2P file sharing as well as apps and video-game ratings. Parents of young children will find tips for talking with their children about being online, and those with teens will find suggestions for talking about social networking and texting. They also include suggestions for parents on how to prevent and stop cyber-bullying.
https://pixelprivacy.com/resources/keep-children-safe-online/ This is a guide for the non techie parent and has very important and current information on the topic.
Are today's kids addicted to technology? Are we? From smart phones to social media to video-games, media and tech have become a huge part of our families' lives. The ability to be constantly connected can affect schoolwork, relationships, and concentration. The challenge is figuring out how to get the most from technology without letting it get out of control. Learn more about how to identify problematic media use, the downfalls of multitasking, finding balance, and what to do if you have serious concerns. Explore questions about this topic by age level or see answers to the most popular questions!