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Cyber Wellness Tips

  • Information about Snapchat, one of the trending apps amongst our children.

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics provides tips for families to help their children grow up healthy in this digital age.

  • NetSmartz® Workshop is a cyber wellness programme run by the American National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® that produces resources for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. Its age-appropriate resources include videos, games, activity cards, and presentations. 

  • This parents resource portal from Ireland is full of updated digital advice for parents. For example, it has tips for parents about the potential risks of trending apps and how to set up privacy settings on these apps, such as ooVoo (which sets profiles to public by default, thus exposing kids to inappropriate content, predators, and trolling.) 

  • The European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments (ENABLE) has developed resource kits on cyber bullying for parents, teachers, and peer supporters . 
The Parents Pack helps parents to:
*Spot signs that their child may be involved in bullying
*Formulate action plans
*Help their child stay safe online & develop their social and emotional skills 

  • Facebook hosts a portal with cyber safety tips for parents. It is also linked to parents portals from 15 other countries.

  • American parents talk about the parental control apps they use to monitor their children's digital behaviour. Nonetheless, they agree that conversation should be the first line of defense. 

  • Common Sense Media alerts parents to the potential risks of some trending social video-chatting and live video-streaming apps amongst teens and tweens. 

  • Kids were interviewed on what they thought of their parents posting photos of them online. 

  • World Intellectual Property Day is observed internationally every 26 April. This article has tips for parents and teachers to help our children avoid illegal downloads and protect copyrights online.

  • This article from MOE guides parents to watch out for D.I.S.T.R.E.S.S. signs and gives them S.P.A.C.E. tips to build resilience in our children. 

  • What are parents most concerned about with regards to their children's Internet use? How can educators help parents to be better digital parents? Webwise 2017 Parenting Survey suggests some answers..