Screen Time and Tweens/Teens → recent articles to consider
The Risk Of Teen Depression And Suicide Is Linked To Smartphone Use, Study Says
Teens who spend less time in front of screens are happier — up to a point, new research shows
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
Smartphone use has radical impact on mental health of teens, claims San Diego SU psych professor
https://9to5mac.com/2017/08/04/impact-of-smartphones-on-mental-health/ (Shorter version of the above article)
Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat?
Melinda Gates: I spent my career in technology. I wasn’t prepared for its effect on my kids.
Links from Common Sense Media
Infographic: Media Use by Tweens and Teens
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/parent-concerns (be sure to look through all 3 pages!)
Parent blog: Earbuds/Headphones:
Family Media Plan:
Quick overview videos:
Teens/Tweens and Body Image (infographic)
Parent & Teen Dynamics Around Devices (infographic)
Summary of findings: (~10 pages)
Full report: (~45 pages)
See pages 5-8 for recommendations
Parental Controls: Tools and Strategies
Video: How To Set Bedtimes and Manage Parental Controls with XFINITY xFi
Article: Comcast - Set Up Parental Controls for the Internet
Video: How To Set Parental Controls on Netflix
Video: How to Set Parental Control (Restrictions) on iPhone and iPad (iOS 11)
Article: How to use Android parental controls
Video: How to Set a Timer on an iPad to Limit iPad/iPhone Usage
Software: The Essential App for Parents: OurPact Parental Control & Family Locator
Software: The Best 5 Parental Control Apps for Android and iOS
Website: Wait Until 8th
Book: Be the Parent, Please
Cyber Safety Web Sites (Resources)
Media Smart: Canada's Center for Digital and Media Literacy
Tutorial and tips for parents on the benefits and risks of being on the Internet.
Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
The Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use provides research and outreach services to address issues of the safe and responsible use of the Internet.
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families.
K12HSN is a state program funded by the California Department of Education.
Site will help you and your family to find out how to be cybersmart and use the internet safely. It's a young person's guide to smart 'net surfing, chatting and emailing.
Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens
Strategies for helping young people learn to use the Internet safely and responsibly.
The California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) has created a resource for students, parents, and educators on the important topic of the awareness of CyberSafety.
GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe,constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be just "one click away"from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family's use of the Internet.
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and/or first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals,law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online.
Is part of the official portal from the US government which has important sections on cybersafety. It includes information and activities/games for the grade 6-8 students.
Online dictionary of hundreds of regularly used email chat acronyms.
Online resource with interactive activities and games teaching children, teens,parents & educators safety on the Internet.
Educational resource from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Discusses various Internet safety topics.
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