Tech Resources for Parents

Digital Citizenship Speaker


Dr. Kristen Mattson provided some great resources for parents during the parent presentation on Thursday, November 14th.  The books below are wonderful to read with/to your children and discuss safe ways of using technology.  

Tips
1.  "Students aren't addicted to technology, they're addicted to socialization," states Kristen Mattson.
2.  Teach them how to use technology appropriately or they will find ways to use it inappropriately.  
3.  Set up Parental Controls with your internet provider (Comcast, AT&T, etc.) and your Cell Carrier (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, etc.). 
4.  Be open with your children and go over the Terms & Conditions for apps they are using (SnapChat, Musicaly, Instagram, etc.) so they understand that the app will own all pictures they post.   
5.  Common Sense Media has a Family Toolbox that is complete with resources for your family.  
6.  Visit Dr. Mattson's Pinterest Board with digital Citizenship Parent Resources! 

Picture Books 
Digital World  Goodnight Selfie   Once Upon a Time Online   Nerdy Birdy Tweets   Legacy vs Likes

Children & Social Media

Click on the link below to learn more about the apps your child might come across that could potentially be harmful to them. 

Monitoring Social Media AppsSocial Media Apps

Children & Digital Citizenship


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The ever-changing world of technology can be tricky to navigate!  It seems like everyday there is a new app or website that becomes the new fad.  Below you will find some resources that can help you make decisions on what is right for your family.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Snapchat
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Musical.ly
Parents' Ultimate Guide to YouTube

What should parents know about Instagram?
Screen Time (FAQ's, Articles, and Videos)
Cyberbullying (by age)
Technology Addiction (FAQ's, Articles, and Videos)

Connect Safely
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ConnectSafely.org is a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. Here you’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy.
A Parent's Guide to Mobile Phones
Family Contract for Cell Phone Use (contract for parents and students)
The Parent's Guide to Roblox

Parent/Student Tech Forms
Student Digital Citizenship Pledge
Full Student Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
Chromebook Take Home Agreement (SRS ONLY)

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