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.
- Net Cetera in English
- Net Cetera en Espanol
- Internet Safety K-5 [see "For Parents" box]
- Internet Safety 6-8 [see "For Parents" box]
- Internet Safety 9-12 [see "For Parents" box]
- Ask.fm Guide for Parents
- Digital Dangers Parent Packet
- Protecting Children’s Privacy Online – A Guide for Parents, Carers and Educators
If you are looking for some great resources for your children, be sure to check out the guide to 21st Century Learning below.
StudentsBelow is a book that shows students how to best protect themselves when socializing online.
More Resources from OnGuardOnline.gov
Information about parents’ rights under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
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 parents whose kids may be accessing online worlds intended for adults