Kids & Social Media - What You Should Do

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.

If you missed it, click here to download the flyer and/or contact us to let us know you would like to attend the next one. We can always bring back any of our guest speakers.

Some important tips include:

Digital Ettiquites

  • 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.

Discussion Topics

  • 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

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