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Internet Safety for your Student

Keeping Your Student Safe

The digital world we live in is truly astonishing. Information is at our fingertips. However, we need to be wary of many aspects of online life. We do our best to teach your young person about cyber safety at school. However, more than school lessons are needed, and if you think that a teen is too old or Internet-savvy not to make mistakes online, please think again. Your child spends, on average, 9 hours a day in front of a screen of some sort, TV, computer, tablet, or phone. Below, you will find some great resources to help you guide your teen through the sometimes dangerous digital world.

CommonSense Media is an excellent site with parent reviews of films, books, TV shows, music, websites, apps, and games. There are also lessons and talking points to help you as a parent educate your teen on how to stay safe online. is a non-profit organization aiming to help educate about safety, privacy, and security. Here, you'll find research-based safety tips, parents' guidebooks, advice, news, and commentary on all tech use and policy aspects.

NetSmartz is a fun site with videos, games, comics, quizzes, and more. It is a product of a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®. Through animated videos, short films, games, and interactive comics, NSTeens teaches tweens and teens about making safer choices online.