Parent Resources for a Digital World

Feel free to review Smart Social website for some great tips and ideas for how to manage student digital devices.


2018-19 #DigCit Screentime Poster for Candor Elementary.pdf

Student and Parent Community meeting on Cyber Security and Safety

State Police Cyber Crimes Presentation- Investigator Andrew Tocheny with the Computer Crimes Unit of the New York State Police spoke with students and parents about cyber safety on September 24th. Investigator Tocheny's comprehensive presentation to students and parents can be found at the links below.

Teen Presentation

Parent/Community Presentation

FBI Resources for Parents

Netsmartz for Parents- Great resource for parents on topics ranging from cell phones to online safety and everything in between.

Are we sharing too much?

It can be really easy to share our lives with the world using social media. The video below might be a great place to start a discussion with your teen about how much information is on the internet about them and how they might be more thoughtful about what they post on social media.

It is often difficult to help students navigate the digital world when so much of it is new to us. No matter how much you hear that young people know so much about technology they are still learning how to use tools online and interact with their friends through social media and text messages.

Parent Guide to Navigating Techology with your Teens.pdf

The following websites offer great tools and tips on how to help you manage parenting technology

Common Sense Media (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/parent-concerns) -This site contains great materials on a variety of topics including- Screentime, Cyberbullying, Privacy and Internet Safety, Social Media, Learning with Technology, Special Needs and Learning Difficulties.

Family Online Safety Institute (www.fosi.org) - FOIS has great resources for what they call Good Digital Parenting broken down by age groups and categories (Safety, Privacy, Mobile, Social Media, Digital Citizenship). This international organization helps parents with video

s, tip sheets, resources, blogs, and more.

Digizen (http://www.digizen.org/parents/)- Resources for parents to explore many aspects of social networking and digital citizenship. Digizen has videos that give nice introductions to digital citizenship and many of the concerns parents have regarding social media.