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Monthly News Letter

Focus: Internet Safety


Silka Cole

Types of Social Media:

Here are just a few of the


social media your child
may be using:
(http://www.ebizmba.com/
articles/social-networkingwebsites)
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
Snapchat
Vine
iMessage
YouTube
Google+

HIGHLIGHT: Privacy
Settings
Adequate privacy settings are
a must for your childs
internet and social media
safety. You are able to adjust
privacy setting in your
internet browser so that no
adult content will be
presented. In addition to that,
you can adjust privacy
settings on virtually any
social media network so that
others may not see, find, or
access your private
information. If these settings
are not adjusted, outside
parties may have access to

Additional Resources:

Social Media:
Kids these days are busy typing away on Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, iMessage, SnapChat, and more, but how do you
really know if they are safe? Kyli Singh states A
whopping 80% of teens online use some form of social
media, and they're sharing more information about
themselves on social networks than they have in the past.
There are simple steps that every parent can take to make
sure that this information isnt getting into the wrong hands.
1.
Learn about social media- learning about the
different types of social media can help you not
only navigate your childrens page, but you will
also become more aware of what others can see.
2.
Determine age- it is smart for any parent to
restrict their childs use of social media and it is
encouraged to create age limits for your child to
own accounts with various social media.
3.
Public setting- it is smart to have your childs
electronic device (computer, iPad, etc) in a
Other
Concerns:
common area
where
you are able to appropriately
Social Media
privacy
should
not
monitor their browsing. be your only concern.
Bullying
and sexting
is also
becoming
moreresources
prevalent,for
4.
Attend
seminarthere
are multiple
and also more harmful. Every year, sexting and bullying
you and/or your child to gain more information
through media goes unnoticed; not only this, but every
about commit/attempt
the dangers andsuicide
preventative
measures
year, children
because
of this in
torment.social
Cybermedia.
bullying can include: threats of violence,
hate speech, harassment, peer pressure, bribery,
psychological abuse, extortion according to Safety Web.
This website also defined sexting as the act of sending

Your schools School Resource Officer


(SRO)
OnGuardOnline:
http://www.onguardonline.gov/
Common Sense Media:
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

References
"How to Prevent Sexting." Safety Web. N.p., n.d. Web.
8 Feb. 2015.
"SafetyWeb." Help Protect Your Child's Online
Reputation From Damage. N.p., n.d. Web. 08
Feb. 2015.
Singh, Kyli. "6 Expert Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe
on Social Media." Mashable. N.p., 21 Sept.
2014. Web. 07 Feb. 2015.
"Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites |
February 2015." Top 15 Most Popular Social
Networking Sites | February 2015. EBiz, n.d.