Social Media and Online Safety
The internet is a great place to access trustworthy resources (like the ones you’ll find here!), but it is also a place where cyberbullying, inappropriate content, scams, misinformation and more thrive. Your child is just learning to navigate the world, including the internet. While you may be able to monitor their internet usage at home, laptops, iPads, desktop computers, and phones are more easily accessible than ever. It is important your child understands the risks as well as the benefits of having access to the internet so they can protect themselves when you are not around. This list of resources includes information about online sharing – what should and shouldn’t be shared – and how to navigate social media safely. Additionally, it includes teaching tools for parents and caregivers that focus on the importance of internet safety.