SPS Parent University

SPS Parent University
Posted on 02/22/2018
SPS Parent University
SPS Parent University hosted, "Raising Children in a Digital World" featuring Mark White, International Center for Leadership in Education, on Tuesday, February 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the Woodlawn Black Box.


Topics of discussion: 

Ways to keep students safe on social media

Ways technology is changing how students learn

Skills today's students will need in their adult lives


Ten Tips for Parents to Keep Kids Safe Online


  1. Always pay attention to your child’s digital habits. Treat the digital environment as any other environment. Know which sites your child is visiting and who your child is chatting with.
  2. Constantly stress digital safety. Remind your child not to share passwords, leave devices unattended, or visit harmful or inappropriate websites.
  3. Work with your child to establish digital guidelines. Establish hours when it’s okay to be online and when the device should be turned off. Make sure your child knows which online activities are permitted and which ones aren’t.
  4. Establish tech-free family times or tech-free zones. Create routines, such as meal times or family movie nights, when the devices are turned off. Make the dinner table or other special areas tech-free zones.
  5. Let your child understand digital accountability. Discuss consequences before mistakes are made to help prevent them —and then follow through with the consequences to help your child understand responsibility.
  6. Be prepared for your child to make mistakes. When they occur, keep a positive attitude and make the experience a teachable moment.
  7. Continue to make face-to-face communication the main way you communicate with your child. It’s okay to communicate with your child online, but let your child know you are always ready to talk in person when your child has problems.
  8. Follow your child online. Visit some of the same sites to see their content and join the same social media sites to see how they operate. Play online games with your child. Let your child know you are connected and watching.  
  9. Be a good digital role model. Your child will imitate your actions. Be careful, polite, and ethical online.
  10. Explore tips from helpful sites on how to keep kids safe online. Check with online experts about the latest sites, games, and social media trends.

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