Online Teaching & Learning Support

Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy Online

Support for Parents

A series of videos created by Ohio PBS EdTechs to support parents addressing Internet safety.

These resources are free for anyone to access on the Ohio Ed Tech YouTube Channel.

Below each video in YouTube are links to resources mentioned during the videos.

Technology is all around us. Devices like smartphones, computers, and tablets have vastly improved the way we learn, solve problems, and work in our daily lives. In our increasingly technology-rich world, it is essential that students are equipped to lead a balanced and healthy digital lifestyle for success in school, at home, and in their future careers. That’s where the Digital Wellness Project comes in. We’ve been collaborating with school districts across Central Ohio to develop a rigorous digital wellness curriculum that can be easily implemented by any teacher at every grade level to ensure that students have the tools, resources, and skills to interact personally, socially, and educationally in the real world and in digital spaces.

If you're a parent or guardian, you can teach your kids how to use the Internet by talking to them on how to use proper etiquette online. It is important to teach your children online etiquette. Online etiquette are rules for behaving properly online. These are the rules of etiquette, they should follow when they go online. Children need to be given direction, guidance, and boundaries so they are safe online. Learn the dos and don'ts of online communication "netiquette or Internet Etiquette".

The Internet can be a wonderful place to learn, shop, play games, and talk to your friends. Unfortunately, there are also predators, identity thieves, and others online who may try to harm you. In order to be safe online, it's important for you and your kids to be aware of the dangers.

Many kids are confident that they know how to be safe online. However, there are a few reasons kids are often more at risk. They may not always think about the consequences of their actions, which can cause them to share too much information about themselves. Kids also are sometimes specifically targeted by cyberbullies or predators.

If you're a parent or guardian, you can help to keep your kids safe by talking to them about their Internet use, teaching them about online dangers, and learning everything you can about the Internet so you can make informed decisions.

A review of parent resources for Digital Citizenship

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