Resources for Parents
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media for Parents helps families make smart media choices. This is one of the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. The website's Parent Concerns and Parent Blog help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction – Privacy and Security: With the increased use of the Internet worldwide, it is even more important to protect the information we are sharing. Privacy is much different now in the digital world. Almost every app, program, and website is looking for you to share some personal information. Use this site when determining what information is safe to share online.
Reboot FCC – Children Safety: It is important to keep our children safe when they are on-line and using other media. These are resources that give you information about on-line safety, blocking objectionable information on wireless devices, distracted driving, and emergency situations – such as Amber Alerts and the nationwide Emergency Alert System.
Screenagers – Growing Up in the Digital Age: Under the Resources tab, this site offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
Digital Citizenship Games for Children
(Google’s Digital Citizenship Game Grades 5-8)
Kids can play their way to being Internet Awesome with Interland, an online adventure that puts the key lessons of digital safety into hands-on practice with four challenging games.
(Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship Game Grades 3-6)
An animated choose-your-own-path interactive gaming platform, developed with middle schoolers in mind. Learn valuable digital citizenship skills by stepping into the shoes of one of 8 characters to experience the twists and turns of daily digital life.