For Parents

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

Recent Articles:

  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)

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. 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)
  2. February 27, 2018 (6:30 pm) – Social Media and Internet Safety for Teen Parents – Middle and Upper Division (Casady School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
  3. February 20, 2018 (8 am) – Social Media and Internet Safety for Teen Parents – Middle and Upper Division (Casady School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
  4. 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)
  5. February 4 and 7, 2018 – Social Media and Internet Safety Class  (First Presbyterian Church, Edmond, Oklahoma)

Books

  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)

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
  6. Plug-n-Play Hub (pre-orders)

YouTube

  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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