On this page you'll find a variety of resources for online safety, including tips, conversation starters, and links to websites and articles from experts in the field.
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Resources for online safety:
YouTube Kids allows children to explore age appropriate content while exploring their independence! Parents: looking for information on how to block channels, manage screen time, set parental controls, or access watch history? Explore each of the previous links by clicking on the topic.
This page from the US Cyber Security Agency lists resources, presentations, and conversation starters on what it means to stay safe online
Check out videos, Q&A, articles, and more on how you can work together as a family to make sure internet use is safe and fun. Topics are separated by age group.
This is a very common and perfectly reasonable question to ask. More than likely, your child is talking to their friends. One way to start a conversation about online safety is to ask your child what they would do if someone they didn't know tried to talk to them. Every home is different and what you as the parent feel is appropriate in-person practice can be a good way to set up online boundaries!
Times sure have changed and our technology continues to change even FASTER! Our phones, tablets, and computers are our new lifelines - especially for our children and teens. However, if you feel you need more information on how to set boundaries, limit screen time, and talk out some of the "tougher" topics, give us a call - we're happy to support you and your family!
Internet safety is a concern for everyone and as parents, we're especially concerned about the safety of our children. Some ways to start a conversation about phone use and misuse is to ask your child what a typical day looks like for them on their phone - do they use social media? Are they talking to friends? Do they feel comfortable alerting you if they see something concerning? If you feel there is something specific you'd like to address, give us a call - we've helped to support parents and teens through every topic you can imagine!
Resources for understanding gaming:
Click through this website for helpful tips on understanding online gaming, how to start conversations on gaming safely, and advice for each age group.
The ESRB is responsible for rating every game - here you can find information on what each rating means and search for games to find more information on their content.
Click the link above for a list of articles on online gaming, App usage, and more
Resources for digital wellbeing:
Here you'll find tools from Google on how to reflect on your usage and manage screen time for yourself and your family
Wind down helps get you ready to reduce cell phone use by enabling greyscale, limiting app usage, and enabling Do Not Disturb