GCS Parent Meeting
lol . . . OMG! by Matt Ivester -- Written for college students, but explains how to guard one's online reputation well.
Logged On and Tuned Out by Vicki Courtney -- Written in 2006, and some of her references are dated, but the still worth reading. Truth is timeless. Courtney writes from a Christian perspective and gives solid advice which she supports with research data.
Kim Komando's Guide to Facebook Privacy This recently updated ebook by Kim Komando, gives step-by-step instructions on Facebook's everchanging privacy settings. Her instructions are thorough and easy to follow.
Why should you be concerned about the Location Services on your child's phone? Digital photos have their own DNA. With free programs, and a click of the mouse, you can tell what camera was used to take a picture, what app was used to modify it, the settings used to capture a certain light, AND exactly where on a map the picture was taken.
- Common Sense Media -- read app reviews, Digital Citizenship resources, Cyberbullying resources
- Yoursphere For Parents -- Helping Families Live Healthy Digital Lives
- "Keep Your Child Safe Online" -- PC Magazine article reviews several filtering and monitoring software options
- Hay There Social Media -- website with many resources, including a blog and a Saving Face video course for parents
Parental Controls on iDevices
The first step is to turn on the Restrictions. Go to Settings > General > Restrictions >select Enable Restrictions. The first time you do this you will be prompted to set a 4 digit passcode. Set a passcode you can remember.
Monitoring and Filtering Options
Family Shield -- Filter adult content from your home internet. OpenDNS offers a free and paid version of Family Shield.Mobicip -- Internet filtering for mobile devices
Safe Eyes -- Internet filtering for computers and mobile devices
Mamabear app -- Monitor your child's location and social media activity.
My Mobile Watchdog -- Monitor the text messages your child receives.
Dad Guard - Monitor all activity on a mobile device including transcripts of text messages and reports listing all web sites visited.