(draft not being used) Parent Tips
Here you will find a set of tips, resources and ideas to support you and your family with different aspects of digital citizenship in the home.
These resources are from Commensense Media’s Parent Portal.
Tips for Parents
15 Apps and Websites Kids Are Heading to After Facebook
Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. Recent reports go back and forth on teens’ favorite digital hangout, but the fact is that these days, teens are diversifying: dividing their attention among an array of apps and sites that let them write, share, chat, and meet new friends. It may seem more complicated to share photos on Instagram, post secrets on Whisper, flirt with people on Skout, and share jokes on Twitter, but tweens and teens seem to enjoy keeping up with their various virtual outposts, and each one offers something different. (And they’re doing lots ofpositive things on social media!)
You don’t need to know the ins and outs of all the apps and sites that are “hot” right now (and frankly, if you did, they wouldn’t be trendy anymore). But knowing the basics — what they are, why they’re popular, and what problems can crop up when they’re not used responsibly — can make the difference between a positive and a negative experience for your kid.
(The information included in these tips are a reference point with some general suggestions. All children and families are different; therefore, these tips are only suggestions )
Common Sense Media: Kids, Media & Technology Tips (Youtube Channel)
- Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup a collection of resources and articles
- Media Awareness Network – excellent site with a brand new resource section for parents
- Digital Citizenship for Parents from New South Wales
- Facebook Advice for Parents – a site for parents from the Facebook Help Center
- Common Craft – short videos with simple explanations of technology concepts
If you have further questions do not hesitate to contact our Counsellors or the Director of eLearning at ICS.