February 2013Vol. 14, No. 1Tips and Tools for Online Safety
A website sponsored by Tech Parenting Group, ConnectSafely.org, educates users on how to safely navigate social media, cellphones, and other digital communication tools. The site's resources include tips and guidance for teens, parents, and educators. A broad spectrum of topics is addressed in the Safety Tips & Advice section, including:
- Putting a stop to cyberbullying
- The importance of using strong online passwords
- Cellphone safety
- Tips for using GPS location-sharing tools
A Parents' Guide to Facebook and a guide to Google+ are also available. These guides inform parents about how the social media sites work and the features and capabilities their children have access to when using these online tools. Users of ConnectSafely.org will also find tips available in Spanish, articles from outside resources about safely using the Internet, and links to the website's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Visit the Connect Safely website from Tech Parenting Group here: