Parent Resources

The Common Sense Media site has a plethora of resources available to parents. I use the scope and sequence curriculum for Internet Search Skills, CyberSafety, Digital Footprints, and much more. Common Sense Media also rates games and apps for learning at all age levels. Have a question or digital dilemma? Need to keep up with the never-ending stream of new social apps? Want to find out how to turn on "safe search" or "adblock" in Chrome, Firefox or Safari? Click here to access The Family Toolbox. Also check out the Family Tip Sheet which addresses social media, sexting, digital footprint, privacy and more for your Tweens.

Another good parent resource is Netsmartz. Have your tween take the NSTeens Challenge. The NSTeens Challenge is an interactive quiz best used with students in grades 5-8. Students will watch 5 animated videos, each illustrating a different Internet safety concept. After each video they will complete an activity that tests their understanding of the topic.

Please let me know if you have any questions!