As soon as kids start going online, parents start worrying about how to keep them safe and secure. These resources are designed to help your school provide Internet safety guidance to parents in whatever format works for you: in person, through mailings, or on your website. Use them to empower your parent community with the knowledge and tools they need to guide their kids toward making safe and smart choices in their digital lives.
Print these PDF tip sheets and make them available at back-to-school nights, during parent-teacher conferences, or include them in a mailing. You may also want to attach soft copies to an email newsletter or post a few on your school's web portal for parents. We ask that if you do so, please provide a link back to www.commonsense.org so parents can find more resources on our site. Click here to access tip sheets in Spanish.
Direct parents to these articles from our parent advice area, which is rich with guidance for parents on keeping their kids safe online. We encourage you to put links to these on your website or in your email newsletter to parents.
Share these videos with parents to spark a conversation about kids' use of mobile technologies. View them from this page or download and share right from your computer.
Use these guides to help facilitate a conversation with parents about Internet safety. The guides include open-ended questions as well as short vignettes designed to get parents talking about their experiences, concerns, and solutions when it comes to keep their kids safe online. For best results, show one of the parent videos before starting the conversation.
Take your parent education and engagement to the next level by hosting a workshop, surveying your community, and encouraging parents and kids to talk about technology together. All of these resources are available in English and Spanish from the pages linked below.