The internet is a wonderful place for learning and entertainment. However, like the world around us, it can pose dangers to you, your child, your computer and your personal data. The task of protecting our children online is a challenge that grows in complexity every day. With 88% of our teens 12-17 now using cell phones, we have many on line risks to educate our children on. The three top online risks include Cybercrime, Cyberbullying and Online Reputation. Fortunately, new apps are being created on a regular basis to help parents regulate their children’s use of apps and the internet. In an effort to keep our parents informed, we ask you to check back to this site regularly for information on new apps and other educational items that will help keep you and your child safe in the cyber world that surrounds us!
Tips and Help for Parents Educating Their Children about Online Safety, Setting Guidelines, and More!
A digital citizen is someone who is able to understand and fully participate in the digital world. They have the technical and social skills that enable a person to be successful and safe.
Some Facts about Teens and Social Media:
- 90% of teens have used some form of social media.
- 87% of youth have reported witnessing cyber-bullying.
- 49% of youth report regretting something they have posted.
- The average teen sends 60-70 texts a day!
- 24% of teens are online constantly (online addiction).
(Source: True Facts about Teens and Media: Now and Then, 2015)
Parents, please contact us if you have questions or concerns. Check out the helpful website links and attachments below.
Cañon City Schools: (719) 276-5700
Check out the new resources!
- New! http://www.secureteen.com/faq -
- New! http://www.teensafe.com/
- New! https://www.netnanny.com
- New! https://privacy.net/stop-isps-tracking-your-child/ - privacy focused guide to keeping children safe online
- New! http://comparitech.net/child-privacy - detailed guide for parents to internet safety
- New! https://blogging.im/bloggingsafety - guide that covers keeping children safe when they publish online.
- Common Sense Media Online Safety Tips
- FBI Parent Guidelines for Internet Safety
- NetSmartz Guides for Parents
- Online Safety Education for Parents
- Parents Guide to Cyberbullying
- Safe Smart Social Parent Guide for Teen Apps