Common Sense Media is a great website not only for cyber safety but for anything media related. Their webiste states that "Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives." Plus EPISD is a certified Common Sense Media district! Click on the image below to be taken to their website.
NetSmartz is another wonderful website that helps educate students and parents in being safe online. They state that "NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates." Click on the image below to be taken to their website.
Custodio is a managing software app to monitor your child's online activity. The company states "Qustodio develops leading parental control software solutions for families worldwide. Our solutions empower parents to have greater visibility into all of their kids’ online activity, including social networks. Our revolutionary approach to information provides actionable intelligence for parents, enabling parents to make quick decisions and take control." This is not a free app. It currently has an annual fee of $54.95 a year. Check it out it does quite a lot! Click on the image below to be taken to their website.
Net Nanny has been around a long time. I can remember Net Nanny being available when my son was just five and that was almost twenty years ago. Net Nanny is another online managing software app that, as the company says, "protects families and helps them manage their experiences with digital content. Parents, spouses, guardians, and educators are given visibility and control in managing a child’s online experience."
This is a great article titled "10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids' Mobile Use." It lists apps for teens as well as preteens and younger. Awesome article by famileducation.com.
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