Helping Kids Stay Safe

Using technology

Technology is great!

Technology can be a wonderful tool when used responsibly. The variety of content (websites, apps, TV/movies and songs) and ways to access that content (any internet ready device) is vast. As a parent, trying to keep up with your child's use of technology can feel overwhelming. Kids today are using multiple ways to seek out and communicate with the world around them. Many kids want to stay safe online but it's not always that easy.

16 apps/websites kids are exploring after facebook

Social media apps that let teens do it all -- text, chat, meet people, and share their pics and videos -- often fly under parents' radars. Full description of the apps/websites are available.

Parent Concerns @ Common sense Media

Kids of all ages are swiping and scrolling, totally transfixed by screens of all sizes. Welcome to the new frontier of parenting. If you have questions on how to take control of the technology in your kids' lives, you came to the right place.

Resources for you...

Check out commonsensemedia.org for lots of great resources. It has everything from website and app/game reviews to parent warnings about content. It is also a great place to go to find age appropriate content for your children and much more. You can also opt in to receive emails that review the latest movies apps and games.



http://ikeepsafe.org also has good ideas and resources for parents. The tab prevent and detect http://ikeepsafe.org/prevent-detect/ explains in detail things that you as a parent can do right now. Keep current, keep communicating, and keep checking.



www.imdb.com stands for Internet Movie Database and is another great resource for getting all the info on a movie before you or your kids watch it. Simply type a movie into the search bar and scroll down past the cast. At the bottom of the Storyline section is a parents guide. Here is an example from the movie Inside Out http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2096673/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Directed by Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen

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Ry Wilson