Technology and media is everywhere and plays a huge role in everyone’s lives. Learning how to navigate safely and wisely through vast resources on the internet is a critical skill both in life and learning. Here are some valuable resources for parents that can help:
www.commonsensemedia.org Common Sense Media helps families and educators make smart media choices. They have a parent concerns and parent blog that help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.
www.kidshealth.org Resource for parents on Internet Safety laws, cyberbullying, and healthy habits for t.v., video games, and the internet.
www.iste.org Technology standards for teachers and schools.
Brain Pop Jr. Through games and videos, children can learn on their own about internet safety and how to use the internet safely.
www.stopbullying.gov Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using technology. In some ways, cyberbullying can be more prevalent and easier than real life bullying because it may be easier to hide behind a screen to say mean things. Learn more about cyberbullying, and how you can help.