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Digital Citizenship at Home

Family Toolbox

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Common Sense Media organization has organized timely information that parents can access to help them help their child to navigate the on-line world.  Click each topic below to take you directly to the website resource.

  • Digital Life Survey, gather information about your family's on-line activities to foster discussions and help you set up reasonable rules and expectations
  • My Media Log, have each family member track their digital device use.  
  • Family Media Agreement, a ready to go contract that gives your child boundaries on their behavior on-line. or a Customizable Device Contract, lets you develop your own guidelines and agreements.
  • Family Tip Sheets, practical advice and information to help parents "begin the conversation" on topics such as Privacy, Cyberbullying, Sexting, Photo Sharing and much more.

Common Sense Media Blog

Parenting, Media and Everything in Between!

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How to stop Cyberbullying

 

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Cyberbullying

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What is cyberbullying?

Defined by the Common Sense Media Organization, Cyberbullying is the use of digital-communication tools (such as the Internet and cell phones) to make another person feel angry, sad, or scared, usually again and again.  Examples of cyberbullying include sending hurtful texts or instant messages, posting embarrassing photos or video on social media, and spreading mean rumors online or with cell phones.

Click here for parent advice on the 20 most FAQs on cyberbullying from the Common Sense Media organization.

Common Sense on Cyberbullying

Bullying is everybody's business

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Read this important article by the editor of Common Sense Media about the 4 roles that students play in any bullying situation.  This information will help you to help your child develop a sense of awareness so they can make a positive choice when they find themselves in a situation around bullying.

Bullying is everybody's business - Article.