Digital Safety Information & Resources for Families
Technology has allowed us to communicate, share, and find entertainment much more easily than ever. Parents often need to help teach our children to make responsible decisions online and to understand the potential impact of their choices in the real world. We have collected some helpful information and resources below to help you to stay informed about new digital trends, potential online risks, and ways that you can help keep your child safe as they use the internet and social media.
Creating a Positive Digital Culture – Tips on purchasing appropriate technology and setting-up the device for your child, reviewing important issues such as appropriate websites, apps and games for child, passwords, private information, household rules and limits, and more.
Tip Sheets on Navigating Digital Safety - includes tip sheets for tweens, teens, parents, educators and law enforcement on a wide variety of topics including gaming safely, internet safety at home, cyberbullying, smartphone safety, social media safety and more.
ConnectSafely Guidelines– includes guides and quick references for parents to learn more about specific apps (including TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, Roblox, Amazon Fire TV), and other important issues including passwords, location sharing, cyberbullying, sexting, combating hate speech, parental controls, and much more.
ConnectSafely Guidelines -- includes guides and quick references for parents to learn more about specific apps (including TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, Roblox, Amazon Fire TV), and other important issues including passwords, location sharing, cyberbullying, sexting, combating hate speech, parental controls, and much more.
Family Online Safety Institute – digital parenting resources through videos, tip sheets, resources, blogs, and more to provide tools to navigate the online world with their families.
NetSmartzKids – watch videos, play games, and have fun while learning how to be safer online.
School may get involved when a student’s prohibited conduct is reasonably related to school or school activities including, but not limited to, when the conduct occurs:
On or within sight of, school grounds before, during or after school hours or at any time;
Off school grounds at a school-sponsored activity or event, or any activity or event that bears a reasonable relationship to school;
Traveling to or from school or a school activity, function, or event; or
Anywhere, if the conduct interferes with, disrupts, or adversely affects the school environment, school operations, or an educational function, including but not limited to conduct that may be reasonably considered to (a) be a threat or an attempted intimidation of a staff member; or (b) endanger the health or safety of students, staff, or school property.