Safe Smart Social - "Teaching Student How to Shine Online"

A Platform for Good - great site with a host of helpful resources for ongoing guidance and support to keep young people safe and healthy on social media.

Common Sense MediaCommon Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Digital Sheepdog - Protecting the herd from online threats - Internet and social media safety blog providing relevant and up to date information for parents, educators, and internet users of all kinds.


Fairfax County Public Schools 2013-14 Student Rights and Responsibilities: A Guide for Families


iPhone and Android phones both allow controlled access to apps, based on age ratings: 
 iPhone - Android phones

MamaBear App - Social media monitoring app

NetNanny - Online monitoring software

A Note on Cyberbullying
Under Virginia law, intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass someone using a computer network or to communicate obscene, vulgar, or indecent language or threaten any immoral or illegal act may be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The Student Rights and Responsibilities booklet states that cyber-bullying that takes place during school hours, on the bus, or using school equipment will be subject to disciplinary action. Cyber-bullying that occurs from home or when the student is not under school supervision is not regulated by the school. Parents and/or guardians reporting this type of out of school behavior will be referred to the police to file charges if desired.