When your child starts independently using a computer, a tablet, or a Smartphone and is connecting to the outside world, it is time to have a conversation about Digital Citizenship. What was once the big concern, the online predator, has grown to protecting your privacy and being respectful online.
"The Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship Program centers on eight main categories based on digital ethics research."
Common Sense Media offers resources and information on current technology issues.
The Smart Social: Learn How to Shine Online Website .
Parenting In A Digital Age
Some additional websites to help open the lines of communication on Internet Safety.
Family Online Safety Institute
NetSafe Utah provides online videos and resources for kids, teens, parents and educators, including Internet Safety information that Utah schools need to meet the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requirements.
ConnectSafely.org is for parents, teens, educators, advocates – everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web and mobile technology. Here you’ll find tips, safety advice, articles, news, analysis, video and other resources to promote safe and productive use of connected technology.
When parents post those first bath time pictures they begin creating their child's digital footprint.
Information about the creation of the Digital Footprint
10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints
What Teens Need to Know about Digital Footprints
Your Digital Footprint Matters
Stay Safe - Social Networking Tips
Safety Tips for Young Surfers - Internet Safety Top Ten
Teaching kids to think before they click