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Digital Safety Resources Every Parent Needs
Digital Safety Resources Every Parent Needs #SaferInternetDay #BeInternetAwesome
We have been working with Google a lot lately. This is a great partnership because besides being on Google Classroom every day, they do a lot of work to help keep family's safer on the internet. You may have read our previous posts, Teaching Children the Responsible Way to Use Technology or Teaching Children the Responsible Way to Use Technology. If so, then you know that Internet safety is something we talk a lot about in our house. We hope that you enjoy this Digital Safety Resources Every Parent Needs #SaferInternetDay #BeInternetAwesome post.
To me, this conversation about what is acceptable and unacceptable on the Internet should be ongoing. Social media and indeed is changing daily so as parents, we have to also adjust our strategy. We need to know what's out there and discuss what can happen. This is something we do at dinner or while making dinner at least once a week. We talk a lot about how we conduct ourselves AND about how others conduct themselves as well. We teach them right from wrong but even once a week is not enough as far as I am concerned.
Safer Internet Day
I love that Google has several initiatives that they work on each year including Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations took place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The campaign's slogan, “Together for a better internet“, is a call to action. This is that takes a village thing where it truly does take a village to create a better internet for everyone including our families, especially those young ones who are new to the Internet.
Google's Be Internet Awesome
Be Internet Awesome is Google’s free multifaceted program designed to teach kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. The program is available in English and Spanish and consists of an ISTE standards aligned curriculum, ready-made Pear Decks for each lesson, Interland – an adventure-packed online game about digital safety and citizenship – and plenty of resources for educators and parents.
How to get involved
This is a big day and a large part of an even greater movement. The movement is to create those good digital habits now. To learn what is safe and what isn't Thye have resources for kids and for parents via apps and programs. Your family can Be Internet Awesome! Simply start with the program’s NEW Family Guide. Finally, let your kids put their gaming skills to the test with Interland at g.co/Interland.
You can even share Be Internet Awesome with your child's teachers. Remember it is important to just start the conversation. Google is helping families be safe online by providing Digital Safety Resources Every Parent Needs.
Families Be Internet Awesome & Join the Movement
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