For Parents

Monitoring and Managing Technology Use

  1. Circle by Disney
  2. Home Internet Security from OpenDNS
  3. For iOS users: Apple Family Sharing
  4. For Android users: Google Family Link
  5. Bark

Online Influencers and Self Esteem (2 November 2021)

Reflecting on “The Social Dilemma” Documentary (10 November 2020)

Let’s Talk about Roblox and Peppa Pig (5 March 2020)

Parent University: “Let’s Talk about Social Identity & FOMO” (27 Feb 2020)

In addition to our curated videos with discussion questions and highlighted “dialog” questions, these are resources for parents relating to and supporting digital citizenship. *

Other Recent Parent University Workshops

“Let’s Talk About Screentime”
Thursday, November 14, 2019

“Let’s Talk About Sexting”
A “Parent University” workshop open to Casady parents and the public
Thursday, April 11, 6 – 7:30 pm

“Let’s Talk About YouTube”
A “Parent University” workshop open to Casady parents and the public
Tuesday, April 23, 6 – 7:30 pm

Details about workshop location and parking will be emailed to registered participants in advance of each session. Workshops will be held:
Middle Division Community Room, McClendon Building
Casady School
9500 North Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73120


  1. Kids’ Brainpower Tied to Exercise, Sleep and Limited Screen Time (New York Times, 26 Sept 2018)
  2. Screentime Monitoring Features of Apple’s iOS 12 (Sept 2018)


  1. One in four teens are sexting, a new study shows. Relax, researchers say, it’s mostly normal. (Feb 2018)
  2. Sexting: You Found the Sext, What to Do Next? How School Psychologists Can Assist with Policy, Prevention, and Intervention (2013)
  3. Dealing with the Nightmare of Sexting,” School Administrator,  August 2009
  4. Addressing “Sexting” in Your District,” from AASA’s The Leader’s Edge e-newsletter, Oct. 20, 2009
  5. Before You Text: Sexting & Bullying Prevention, Education & Intervention Course (Texas School Safety Center)


  1. 7 things we’ve learned about computer algorithms (Pew Research, February 2019)
  2. Many Turn to YouTube for Children’s Content, News, How-To Lessons (Pew Research, November 2018)

Using Social Media for Good

  1. Sites That Help Kids Do Good (from Common Sense Media)
  2. 16-Year-Old Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Make Film Chronicling Lives Of Teens Living With Mental Illness (Women You Should Know, Oct 2017)
  3. Five ways social media can be good for teens (Washington Post, 19 March 2018)
  4. How the Parkland Students Got So Good at Social Media (NY Times, 7 March 2018)

Presentations on Digital Citizenship for Parents

  1. December 17, 2018 (6:30 pm) – “Screentime and iOS 12 Monitoring” -All Parents, Faculty and Staff (Casady School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) – Register via SignUpGenius
  2. April 10, 2018 (6:00 pm) – “Digital Citizenship Conversations with Parents and Kids” – Primary and Lower Division Parents / 3rd and 4th graders (Casady School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
  3. February 27, 2018 (6:30 pm) – Social Media and Internet Safety for Teen Parents – Middle and Upper Division (Casady School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
  4. February 20, 2018 (8 am) – Social Media and Internet Safety for Teen Parents – Middle and Upper Division (Casady School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
  5. February 8, 2018 (8 am and 6:30 pm) – Social Media and Internet Safety for Parents – Primary and Lower Division (Casady School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
  6. February 4 and 7, 2018 – Social Media and Internet Safety Class  (First Presbyterian Church, Edmond, Oklahoma)


  1. The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life by Anya Kamenetz (@anya1anya)
  2. Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play by Mitchel Resnick (@mres)
  3. Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach by Susan Bearden (@s_bearden)

Podcast Episodes

  1. How to Find the Right Amount of Screen Time (@NoteToSelf)


  1. Tools to Take Charge of Your Digital Wellbeing (27 Aug 2018)
  2. YouTube Safety Center
  3. YouTube Kids app
  4. 5 Ways to Make YouTube Safer for Kids (Video 2:11, @CommonSense)
  5. Disable or Enable YouTube Restricted Mode (Google Support article)
  6. Is it OK for my kid to start her own YouTube channel? (@CommonSense)

Apps for Creating and Creativity

A variety of different apps and websites are available which support CREATING and CREATIVITY. This website from EdTechTeacher includes a variety of apps organized by learning activity:

Other Resources

  1. Connecting Families – Parent Kickoff Events (@CommonSense)
  2. 5 Myths and Truths About Kids’ Internet Safety (@CommonSense)
  3. What Parents Need to Know About Sexting (1 April 2018, by Dr. Megan Moreno – Social Media & Adolescent Health Research Team @SMAHRTeam)
  4. Blog posts by Carl Hooker on Digital Citizenship (@mrhooker)
  5. Wait Until 8th (@WaitUntil8th) *

* Some of our parents are supportive of “Wait Until 8th” but this campaign / pledge is NOT an official recommendation of Casady School. This link and others are provided for informational purposes as parents consider different choices they can make for their kids and family regarding digital citizenship issues.

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