The resources listed on this page are for parents. We’ve included links to parent tips, guides and videos that fall into the four digital citizenship themes: cyberbullying, digital footprint, protecting privacy, intellectual property. Please check back often for updates.
Comprehensive Parent Guides/Fact Sheets
- Common Sense Media – Cyberbullying, Haters, and Trolls includes everything parents need to know about cyberbullying, organized by age and stage.
- Connect Safely – A Parents’ Guide to Cyberbullying
- Connect Safely – Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying
- Center for Parent/Youth Understanding (CPYU) Digital Kids Initiative – A Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying
- Cyberbullying Research Center – Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Identification, Prevention, and Response
- StopBullying.gov – What is Cyberbullying?
- 4 Ways to Help Teens Avoid Digital Harassment
- 5 Tips for Dealing with Haters and Trolls
- 5 Social Media Rules for Teens and Tweens
Family Tip Sheets – Common Sense Media
- Common Sense on Cyberbullying (Elementary)
- Common Sense on Cyberbullying (Secondary)
- What would you do if your kid was cyberbullied?
- What is Digital Harassment?
¿Qué es el ciberbullying y cómo prevenirlo? – El ciberbullying es un problema en de la era digital. Te explicamos qué es y cómo puedes aconsejar a tus hijos para evitarlo.
- Video: Como Prevenir El Ciberbullying (5 Ways to Stop Cyberbullies)
- Video: Mas Consejos Sobre Ciberbullying (More Advice on Cyberbullying)
- Video: Consejos Sobre Ciberbullying (Advice on Cyberbullying)
¡Explora el Nuevo “Be Internet Awesome” en Español! – Google – “Be Internet Awesome” ayuda a los niños a ser seguros y confiables exploradores del mundo en línea.
- Cyberbullying Is a Serious Problem, But Is It an Epidemic? – Technology journalist and internet safety advocate Larry Magid advises that we approach cyberbullying programs based on research rather than media hype.
- Cyberbullying and Online Gaming – From StopBullying.gov, tips on preventing cyberbullying for gamers.
- Tips, Discussion Starters and Videos – From NetSmartz, a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
- That’s Not Cool – Once you register for the That’s Not Cool Adult Allies section of the website, you’ll have access to extensive campaign research, interactive videos, That’s Not Cool Callout Card designs, support information, and helpful tips on engaging teens in your local community – building on the belief that young people must lead the way in creating change online, in their schools, and in their communities. That’s Not Cool works to lift the voices of the most silenced and marginalized communities of young people including (but not limited to – we are always looking to grow!) LGBTQI youth, Native youth, youth living with disabilities, and youth of color.
- Common Sense on Privacy and Digital Footprints – Common Sense, a family tip sheet for parents of elementary age students.
- Help Kids Post, Comment, and Upload Responsibly – Common Sense
- Common Sense on Privacy and Digital Footprints – Common Sense, a family tip sheet for parents of K-5 school age students. middle and high school age students.
- Common Sense on Privacy and Digital Footprints – Common Sense, a family tip sheet for parents of middle and high school age students.
- Talking about “Sexting” – Common Sense, a video to help start the conversation on the likely consequences of sexting.
- Modeling Constructive Online Behavior – As teens construct their digital footprint, model thoughtful use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging to help them stand out to college admission officers and potential employers. – Edutopia
Protecting Online Privacy
- Talking Safely Online – Common Sense, a family tip sheet for parents of elementary age students. Note: You must login to Common Sense to view family tip sheet.
- Family Tip Sheet – Online Security – Common Sense. Note: You must login to Common Sense to view family tip sheet.
- Child Safety on the Information Highway – SafeKids.com – online safety and civility.
- Be Internet Awesome – Google – Helping families be safe safe and smart online.
- A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety – An FBI Publication – Cyber Division.
- Connect Safely – A forum for parents, teens, experts to discuss safe socializing on the fixed and mobile Web – Includes cell phone safety tips and tips in Spanish.
- Common Sense on Respecting Creative Work – Common Sense, a family tip sheet for elementary age students.
- Common Sense on Respecting Creative Work – Common Sense, a family tip sheet for parents middle and high school age students.
- Wanna Work Together? – Video introduces Creative Commons and compares this intellectual property option to copyright.
Social and Emotional Learning
Social and Emotional Learning is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Social & Cultural Literacy
“Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances. As much as we want to deny it, we all have biases based on our life experiences. Each of us — teachers and students alike — enter classrooms from different perspectives and points of view” – Common Sense Media
- How Much Screen Time is OK for my kid(s)? – Common Sense explores questions by age.
- Technology Addiction – Is Internet Addiction Real? – Common Sense explores questions by age.
- Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy and Finding Balance – Common Sense (Research Brief)
Recursos en Español
- ¿Qué es el ciberbullying y cómo prevenirlo? – El ciberbullying es un problema en de la era digital. Te explicamos qué es y cómo puedes aconsejar a tus hijos para evitarlo.
- Tips para familias con niños de kínder a 12° grado –
- Videos destacados, artículos más recientes, hojas de consejos para las familias – de Common Sense Media
- ¡Explora el Nuevo “Be Internet Awesome” en Español! – Google – “Be Internet Awesome” ayuda a los niños a ser seguros y confiables exploradores del mundo en línea.
- Tips Sociales para Padres en la Red – de ConnectSafely.org
- Nuevas Presentaciones para Grados K-5 – de NetSmartz
These resources links are listed as a courtesy to our website visitors. While these sites are offered as a resource for our visitors, the Elk Grove Unified School District does not control the information contained in the linked websites and accepts no liability for any of the information.