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.

Media Literacy

Elementary and Secondary

Media literacy encapsulates the below four digital citizenship focus areas and is also now recognized as a basic human right.
Link to our media literacy resource page.

Cyberbullying

Elementary

Cyberbullying, Haters, and Trolls –  Common Sense, includes everything parents need to know about cyberbullying, organized by age and stage.

Family Tip Sheet – Help Kids Fight Cyberbullying and Other Mean Online Behavior – Common Sense

Tips, Discussion Starters and Videos – NetSmartz, a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Cyberbullying – StopBullying.gov, cyberbullying happens when kids bully each other through electronic technology. Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens.

Bystander Revolution – Over 300 short videos for a wide variety of problems and situations, each with a focus on simple but powerful actions bystanders can take to help.  – “No matter who you are or what you’re facing, you can find personal stories, suggestions, and encouragement from someone who has dealt with a similar issue. Search by problem or solution to find tips from people who have been targets, people who have been bystanders, and even people who have bullied.”

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. By Common Sense Latino

Tips para familias con niños de kínder a 12° grado – Common Sense

Secondary

Cyberbullying Research Center – Researchers Justin Patchin and Sameer Hinduja regularly update this site to provide “information about the nature and extent of online aggression among adolescents.”

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, Haters, and Trolls –  Common Sense, includes everything parents need to know about cyberbullying, organized by age and stage.

Family Tip Sheet – Help Kids Fight Cyberbullying and Other Mean Online Behavior – Common Sense

Tips, Discussion Starters and Videos – NetSmartz, a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Cyberbullying – StopBullying.gov, cyberbullying happens when kids bully each other through electronic technology. Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens.

Bystander Revolution – Over 300 short videos for a wide variety of problems and situations, each with a focus on simple but powerful actions bystanders can take to help.  – “No matter who you are or what you’re facing, you can find personal stories, suggestions, and encouragement from someone who has dealt with a similar issue. Search by problem or solution to find tips from people who have been targets, people who have been bystanders, and even people who have bullied.”

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. By Common Sense Latino

Digital Footprint

Elementary

Common Sense on Privacy and Digital Footprints – Common Sense, a family tip sheet for parents of elementary age students.

Secondary

Instagram for Parents  – Instagram Well-Being

Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Instagram  – Common Sense

A Parent’s Guide to Instagram  – Connect Safely

Common Sense on Privacy and Digital Footprints – Common Sense, a family tip sheet for parents of middle and high school age students. Note: You must login to Common Sense to view family tip sheet.

Talking about “Sexting” – Common Sense, a video to help start the conversation on the likely consequences of sexting.

Protecting Online Privacy

Elementary

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.

Online Security – Common Sense, a family tip sheet for parents of middle and high school age students. Note: You must login to Common Sense to view family tip sheet.

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.

Intellectual Property

Elementary

Common Sense on Respecting Creative Work – Common Sense, a family tip sheet for parents of elementary age students. Note: You must login to Common Sense to view family tip sheet.

Secondary

Common Sense on Respecting Creative Work – Common Sense, a family tip sheet for parents middle and high school age students. Note: You must login to Common Sense to view family tip sheet.

Wanna Work Together? – Video introduces Creative Commons and compares this intellectual property option to copyright.

Recursos en Español

Recomendaciones Contra el Ciberbullying  – de ConnectSafely.org

Tips Sociales para Padres en la Red – de ConnectSafely.org

Uso de Celulares – Tips de Seguridad – de ConnectSafely.org

Videos destacados, artículos más recientes, hojas de consejos para las familias – de Common Sense Media

Nuevas Presentaciones para Grados K-5 – de NetSmartz

¡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.

 

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.