Technology and Cyber Safety are two very important aspects of student learning today.
There are some great parent resources regarding cyber safety. Take a look at these:
- Internet Safety Overview
- Teen Safety on the Information Highway
- Protecting Your Privacy: Sometimes It's OK to Keep Secrets
- Protecting Your Family's Privacy
- What Are The Risks?
- Family Contract for Online Safety
iKeepSafe.org and MySpace.com have created Social Networking Basics with several informative short videos for parents to learn about MySpace. In addition to videos on how to use MySpace, information is also provided for parents to contact MySpace with concerns.
Common Craft has created a short video, Social Networking In Plain English, which provides a basic overview of how social networking sites work.
The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign created a Digital Techology 101 page with information, guidance and resources for parents on several digital technology tools – including cell phones, social networking sites, and online videos.
PBS’s FRONTLINE televised Growing Up Online in January 2008 which looked at how the Internet is changing childhood. The site includes online access to the video, as well as links to their research and numerous cyber safety sites.