Privacy Basics for Parents and Families
Learn how to manage your family's privacy online and discuss sensitive topics like sexting with your children.
Interactive websites, quizzes and resources
- Faux Paw, the Websurfing Techno Cat will captivate the attention of your sons and daughters and teach them about the safe and responsible use of technology.
- Facebook, Instagram and Social by Common Sense Media, a guide that teaches parents about the popular social networking sites
- Google Safety Center for families
- Tips for Parents: Who’s That Girl? Image and Social Media from the Girl Scout Research Institute
- Carnegie Cyber Academy, a free interactive MySecureCyberspace Game designed to teach fourth and fifth graders Internet safety and computer security
- Microsoft Family Safety's listing of child-friendly websites
- Privacy and Internet Safety from Common Sense Media
- Better Internet for Kids, a platform designed to create a better internet for children and young people through high-quality content, awareness and empowerment, creating a safe environment for kids and fighting against child sexual abuse and exploitation
- Lol . . .OMG! What Every Student Needs to Know about Online Reputation Management, Digital Citizenship and Cyberbyllying by Matt Ivester, founder of Juicycampus.com, 2011
- General privacy tips for teens and young adults
Child Identity Theft
Sexting & Sextortion
- General guidance for parents provided by the department of education Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Whether information is on paper or online, the basic privacy rights for students and parents remain the same. A Parents' Guide to Student Data Privacy will help you understand the laws that protect student data and students' and parents' rights under the laws.
- Student Privacy 101: FERPA for parents and students – Ever have questions about your rights regarding education records? This short video highlights the key points of the family education rights and privacy act (FERPA).