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5 Anti-Bully Apps Here are 5 anti-bullying apps parents should know about.
App Guide for Parents and Teachers This site gives descriptions of popular apps and recommendations for student use from Safe, Smart & Social.
Cell Phone Tips for Parents This site is a great resource for parents with children who have cell phones.
Cell Phone/Messaging Texting Glossary If you use a smartphone to send messages, you’re probably acquainted with some of the many acronyms and abbreviations that kids use for these messages. When this technology was brand new, it was tricky to enter letters into a cell phone because phones didn’t have keyboards; people used the standard phone keypad with letters assigned to each number to write a text message, which took a lot more time. For that reason, people started using a lot of abbreviations to write text messages. Even though full keyboards are now built into most phones, the practice of abbreviating phrases and words has stayed with us. If you’ve ever been confused about something you’ve seen in a text, brush up on your texting glossary with these helpful terms.
Common Sense Media Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization 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.
FBI Parent Guide to Online Safety This site will help parents identify and respond to online risks and dangers.
How to Activate Google Safe Search Video This video will show you how to active Google Safe Search on your child's phone.
How to Child-proof Your Child's Device? This video will show you how to child-proof your child's device.
How to Find Hidden Apps on Phones? Here is a YouTube Video on how to locate hidden apps on your child's phone.
How to Keep Your Child's Phone Secure? This site show parents how to keep their child's phone secure.
MM Guardian A fantastic program that allows your monitor and control your child's cell phone.
NetSmartz 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.
Setting iPhone Parental Controls This site shows you how to set the parents controls for any Apple device including the iPhone and iPod.
Teen Cell Phone Contract Here is a great resource for helping to create a cell phone contract for your child(ren).
TeenSafe A fantastic program that allows your monitor and control your child's cell phone.
Web Watcher This is a resource for parents that monitors computers and cell phones.