Before your kids join a social network, start a blog, participate in an online game or use a mobile phone, check out these great resources.
- 10 essentials for protecting privacy on Facebook - from KidsPrivacy
- A Parents’ Guide to Facebook 2012 - Guidebook by Anne Collier and Larry Magid of ConnectSafely.org is published in partnership with the iKeepSafe Coalition
- So what is a tweet? What parents need to know about Twitter - by KidsPrivacy
- Twitter Help Center is an excellent reference and easy to read
- Parent Guide to Twitter by Education.com
- Instagram is more than a photoshop app – by KidsPrivacy
Instagram – Is It Okay for Kids? What Parents Need to Know – by Mary Kay Hoal, yoursphere
- Parents’ Guide to Tumblr – by Kids Are All Right, a website for parenting teenagers in Australia
- Tumblr : the new microblog on the block – by KidsPrivacy
- Tumblr – Why Kids Love It and What Parents Need To Know - by Mary Kay Hoal, yoursphere
- A Parent’s Take on Snapchat – by Monica Vila, TheOnlineMom
- Snapchat - by Common Sense Media
Snapchat’s only privacy setting is a good friend – by KidsPrivacy
- Parents Guide to Google+ - Guidebook by Anne Collier and Larry Magid of ConnectSafely.org
- FTC’s Social Networking Guide - FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is the consumer protection agency that enforces the Children Online Privacy Protection Act
- Young People and Social Networking Sites - Great guide from the UK
- Parents Questions and Answers about Kids & Blogs - by KidsPrivacy
- Electronic Frontier Foundation - EFF has produces some great resources for bloggers on copyright and other legal issues.
- Should you let your child blog? This is one of the few guides that focuses on kids and blogging. The guide covers the benefits and safety concerns.
- Vodafone (English cell phone company ) has several parenting guides on: Geolocation, Apps, & Sexting
- Commonsense Media on Sexting and Cell Phones.
- Adding Sexting to “the TALK” – by KidsPrivacy
ONLINE GAMES/VIRTUAL WORLDS
- ESRB’s Resources for Parents - excellent information on gaming and mobile apps as well as a free Rating Search App
- Virtual Worlds and Kids: Mapping the Risks produced by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). The FTC evaluated the content for many online games. The FTC report includes 27 online virtual worlds.
- GetGameSmart.com - setting up parental controls for Xbox/Kinect
- ESRB Resources for Parents - setting up controls on other game consoles including Wii and Playstation
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