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Common Sense Media.org
Not sure about that video game your child is interested in? What's it all about? Common Sense Media reviews games, videos, books, sites and movies as well as FAQs on social medias and cyber safety. Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.  They 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.
Choose the Parent Need To Know tab for Parent's Ultimate Guides to Fortnite, Snapchat, Roblox, Tik Tok, Instagram, You Tube, Snapchat, Parental Controls and many more. There is also a Latino page for Spanish speakers. También hay una página latina para hispanohablantes.

Family Handout Tip Sheet-Help Kids to Spot Fake News

Family Handout Tip Espanol-Ayudemos a los niños a identificar noticias falsas y decodificar los mensajes de los medios


Family Handout Tip Sheet-Tips for Privacy and Security

Family Handout Espanol-Ayudemos a los niños a mejorar su seguridad y privacidad en línea


Netsmartz Internet Safety
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.
This site can also be translated into other languages. (see the top right hand corner on the home page.) Este sitio puede ser traducido a otros idiomas. (vea la esquina superior derecha en la página de inicio.)


Bystander Revolution
Bystander Revolution is a website offering practical, crowdsourced advice about simple things individuals can do to defuse bullying and help shift the culture. Some of us will be bullies, some targets, but most of us will at some point be bystanders. There are many individual stories told by relevant celebrities about their experiences with bullying which I use in teaching the Cyberbully/Cybersafety unit which include strategies to move from bystander to upstander. 

Parents Guide to Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook and others


Parent's Guide to Erin's Law
Please see separate link under Parent's Page


National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

To Submit Information on Missing Children Call