March 16, 2014
ConnectsSafely is a fantastic source that provides tips, ideas, and guides to keep kids safe while using popular social media websites. Below are 5 must-read guides to help teachers and parents better understand the risk and affordances of some social media websites . These guides are provided by ConnectSafe for free and you can also print or download them in PDF format. I highly recommend that you download and read them as your time permits. They are really full of invaluable information to help you manage your kids social media behaviour.
1- Parents’ Guide to Cybersecurity
Top 5 Questions parents have about cybersecurity plus advice on how to help protect your entire family from security risks on the Web and on phones.
2- A Parents’ Guide to Cyberbullying
This is a comprehensive guide on cyberbullying that features a wide variety of tips and pieces of advice for parents and teachers on how to help deal with and prevent cyberbullying.
3- A parents’ Guide to Snapchat
Some of the things featured in this guide include: the 5 questions parents ask about Snapchat, risks of using snapchat, what to do about harassement and unwanted snaps and many more.
4- A Parents’ Guide to Instagram
This guide provides parents with tips and insights about teens’ use of Instagram and how to make the best of this social networking platform.
5- A Parents’ Guide to Facebook
This guide is designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, you will be better informed and able to communicate with young Facebook users in your life.