The PTO partnered with The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education in connection with RIS's "Feeling Safe" program to share tips and advice for parents on how to deal with Social Media, Sexting, and what parents need to know.
Here's a quick preview on topics that were discussed at our General PTO Meeting on January 15th, 2019.
Some important tips include:
Talk to your child(ren) about importance of empathy, respect and boundaries, as they relate tot he internet.
Yes to friend, no to spying. As a parent, it is important to trust your child.
Talk about privacy settings for apps, social media and games. Discuss what it means to "friend" someone online.
Remind them to think before they post anything online. Once something is online, it can never be deleted, especially images
Sexting - what it is, what impact it has
Sexual harassment - what is it and how to identify them
Sexual assault - what are the different types and who to call for help
Tips for parents on how to empower your kids, educate yourself and them, and how to identify/mitigate situations