Your Child and Technology



Parents & Teachers
 

There is a world of learning opportunities that comes with today's social media.  As soon as your child is using a computer, a cell phone or any mobile device, it’s time to talk to them about online behavior, safety, and security.  Below is a guide to help parents and teachers talk with children about being online.

If you are looking for some great resources for your children, be sure to check out the guide to 21st Century Learning below.


Students

Below is a book that shows students how to best protect themselves when socializing online.
 

More Resources from OnGuardOnline.gov
 

Kids’ Privacy

Information about parents’ rights under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) 

Tips for chatting with kids about being online

Tips for parents whose teens use social networks

Tips for parents about how to prevent or stop cyberbullying

Tips for parents whose kids use mobile phones

Tips for talking to your kids about texting on their phones

Tips for talking to kids about computer security practices, phishing, P2P file-sharing and apps

Parental control options for parents who want to monitor or limit their kids’ online activity

Tips for talking to young kids about being online

Tips for talking to teens about being online

Tips for talking to tweens about being online

Tips for parents whose kids may be accessing online worlds intended for adults