Today’s kids connect, create, and collaborate through media. But who helps them reflect on the implications of their actions? Who empowers them to make responsible, respectful, and safe choices about how they use the powerful digital tools at their command? The Common Sense Media Parent Program provides the tools parents need to guide a generation in becoming responsible digital citizens. Find more resources and advice for parents at Common Sense Media.
Cyberbullying: Tips for Parents
This video offers parents tips for talking with kids about online activities that can hurt, humiliate, and harass others, and suggests ways to avoid behaviors that can make a young person a target of cyberbullying.
Creating with Digital Media
Teens can use a variety of technology tools to create music, video, photos, and writing and then share these creative works via online social networks. The video offers tips for encouraging these young artists to showcase their talents in a safe and secure manner.
Rules of the Road
This video explains the “Connected Culture” that enables young people to create and consume information online. It reviews how today’s powerful tools of communication and creation have both benefits and risks, and gives parents tips for helping their children use them safely and appropriately.