Connect Safely provides tips for "Online Safety 3.0." This link includes the black and white videos of The Webs, a link to the Parents' Guide to Faceboo
k and an amazing collection of articles and perspectives worth reading.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families. This organization provides reviews of movies, games, websites, TV programs and more. Very informative and helpful site.
The Power to Learn: What Parents Need to Know
This website is very comprehensive and includes information on social networking, gaming, cell phones, etc. The Interactive Case Studies
included in this website are particularly informative and engaging, especially for our students. Parents should read these case studies; this is a great way to learn more about the online lives of our students in this digital world!
Facebook for Parents
Linda Fogg Phillips has written the book, Facebook for Parents
. The book provides a step by step guide for parents, poses and answers questions, and helps parents learn to navigate the world of social networking.
That's Not Cool!
This site is designed for teenagers; it is very informative for parents, as well. The site is designed to help give teens tools they may need for handling digital harrassment. Cell phones, with their built in cameras and texting features are common tools of the cyberbully. The girls love this site!
Articles Worth Reading:
5 Ways to Avoid Media Overload
- This article is posted on the Common Sense Media website. Be sure to check out the related articles listed to the left of the main article.