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Internet and Mobile Device Safety

for Parents of Teens

Parents/Guardians visit the page above for information on Internet and Mobile Device Safety for your teenager.


Tip of the Week



Digital Citizenship Tips for Parents


We live in a rapidly changing media and tech world in which kids are far more plugged in digitally than parents and teachers are, and these technologies present huge challenges for our kids and how they grow up. Digital dramas can have a lasting effect on a teen’s life. But parents and educators can make a real impact on the future of teens growing up in a digital world. Help teens help themselves.


The Internet’s not written in pencil. It’s written in pen. What teens do online spreads fast and lasts long. Remind them to think before they post.


Nothing is as private as they think. Anything teens say or do can be copied, pasted, and sent to gazillions of people in a heartbeat. Make sure kids use privacy settings and that they understand that the best way to protect their secrets is not to post personal stuff.


Kindness counts. The anonymity of the digital world can lead kids to say and do things online that they wouldn’t in person. Encourage them to communicate kindly, stand up for others, and build positive online relationships rooted in respect.


Digital cheating is still cheating. Right and wrong extend to online and mobile life. Impart your values, and tell kids not to plagiarize, download illegally, or use technology to cheat in school.


Embrace their world. None of us wants technology to isolate us from our kids. Do some homework, and ask kids to share the sites they visit, the songs they download, the gadgets they love. It’s up to us to join the fun and help them seize the potential.


Article Excerpt from:  http://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/be-a-good-digital-citizen-tips-for-teens-and-parents


This article and more information about Internet and Mobile Device Safety can be found at:  www.commonsensemedia.org



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  Consejos de la semana


Ayudar a los adolescentes a usar sitios de redes sociales de forma segura

Sitios de redes sociales pueden tener muchos beneficios para los adolescentes, por ejemplo permitiéndoles explorar a nuevos intereses.  Ayudar a su hijo adolescente usarlos más segura por repasando los siguientes consejos y arrancadores de discusión.

  • Mira que amigo de su hijo adolescente listas para ver quién tiene acceso a su perfil. Asegúrese de que su hijo sabe a todos amigos en persona.
  • Enseñar a su hijo para establecer perfiles de private–pero tenga en cuenta que la configuración de privacidad no garantizan la completa privacidad.
  • Con su hijo adolescente quitar cualquier contenido inapropiado y fotos y borrar cualquier información personal.
  • Revisa los perfiles de amigos de su hijo adolescente para ver si allí está revelando información o fotos sobre su hijo.
  • Fuente: http://www.netsmartz.org/SocialNetworking