Digital Citizenship Family Resources

Digital Citizenship Family Resources

ABRSD is committed to helping our students learn to be responsible digital citizens. As we all navigate an increasingly digital world, it's important to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in online activities. Teachers and families can help children foster positive online behavior, and protect them from cyberbullying and activities that might compromise their safety or reputations. While our schools are dedicated to educating our students about digital citizenship, families can help reinforce the message at home. Following are several resources to support efforts to encourage positive online experiences.

How to Talk with Your Teen About Instagram: an informative and empowering overview from Instagram that includes tips about controlling Instagram features, and how to have meaningful conversations about social media usage.

Parents' Ultimate Guide to Snapchat: If you are a parent or guardian of a tween or teen, you probably know they use it, but don't necessarily know how it works. This guide from our friends at Common Sense Media provides a thorough and understandable overview of this very popular messaging app.

DigCit and Healthy Online Habits Family Guidelines-Web version
Online Student Resources FAQ

Step-by-step guide for setting up your child's phone

Internet Filtering

We strongly recommend that parents and guardians protect their children with Internet filtering tools that control unwanted and offensive content, and provide safe Internet access for families. With the proliferation of handheld devices, it is becoming increasingly difficult for parents to monitor their children's Internet access. One good and affordable option for Internet filtering and parental control, for both home computers and handheld devices, is MobiCip.

Privacy Settings in Social Media Apps

It is important for parents to understand exactly what information their children might be sharing on social media. Check out for instructions on how to adjust the privacy settings for all of the latest social media apps.

IPads, iPhones, iPod Touch, & Apple Watches

Apple Family Resources: a website dedicated to guiding families to choose how—and how often—their children use their iPhones and iPads.

You can use the Guided Access feature to temporarily limit access to only one App. Guided access can be used to control which app your child uses while limiting access to other apps, including Internet searching.

Additional Internet Filtering Resources