Early Learners and Technology Use
Reports and Guidelines
Digital Citizenship Explained
What is a Digital Footprint?
Early Learners in a Digital World
Privacy / Safety
Using Phones and Tablets
Other Resources for Parents
Early Learners TIP Sheets
Other Early Learning Links
Privacy and Safety
Generally, young children are quite transparent about openly interacting and providing others with their personal information. They are often not aware of the potential repercussions of providing information openly, particularly online. Protecting the privacy and safety of the very young is a primary responsibility of parents in this digital world.
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Privacy and safety
Australia Office of the eSafety Commissioner: IParent
This is an Australian department to inform children, parents and teachers about online privacy and safety issues. You will find downloadable resources for parents to use with various ages of kids.
Common Sense Media: Cyberbullying, Hating and Trolls
This page from Common Sense Media provides parents with a short video and tips for dealing with situations kids may encounter online. With sections for kids as young as preschool and going up to high school, you will find out what's going on in their world and how their online communications develo...
Common Sense Media: Privacy and Internet Safety
These parent advice pages can be viewed for different age groups, covering some privacy and internet safety basics and strategies for a responsible online life.
Center on Media and Child Health: Internet Safety Toolkit
The Toolkit has four sections: The Basics (with tips for parents of various aged children), For Content They See, For Content They Create and For How They Interact.
Internet Savvy Training
Human Services and the Alberta government have developed this new resource on Internet safety for children, teens, parents and caregivers. Explore how different age groups use the Internet, understand the challenges and get some practical tips for keeping kids safe.
Mobile Apps for Kids: current privacy disclosures are disappointing
This February 2012 report from Federal Trade Commission shares their exploration into purchasing and downloading apps for various ages of children. The research looked at the privacy offered by the apps/app stores and how information was used. The report also addresses how children are able to share...
Play and Learn: Being Online
This pdf is a resource for parents and teachers. It includes 30 pages of activities about technology and online safety to use with kids aged 4-8.
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