Plumas Lake Elementary School District

Digital Citizenship for Parents

Resources for parents from Common Sense Media:

Common Sense Media offers a wide range of advice created specifically for parents. 

Comprehensive parent guide

Everything parents need to know about cyberbullying, organized by age and stage

Online cyberbullying tip sheet K-5
Online cyberbullying tip sheet 6-12

Online versions of our cyberbullying tip sheet PDFs and video

5 things to know about cyberbullying

Quick tips, plus an engaging video

Bullying is everybody's business


An informative article about the four roles kids play in cyberbullying incidents

Advice for parents on other issues

Practical info on everything from texting to video games
 
 
Parental Control on iDevices:

Apple devices allow parents to set up some basic restrictions. You can turn off apps, restrict the ability to install apps, and even set an age restrictions for apps, movies, and music.

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 Option:
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

SafeShield by Avira -- Review

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.
 


More Resources:

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