I believe a helpful discussion for this month involves keeping our students safe online. It’s no surprise that our kids are plugged in to so much these days. It seems week to week I’m hearing about a new social network or app. It can be very hard as a parent to monitor our children’s behaviors online, but there are applications for phones that help you do just that. Below is an article that provides helpful statistics (for example: did you know that 90% of children have seen cyber-bullying in the past year, according to an 2011 study?? I wonder if that statistics are higher now that more and more children are gaining online access…) as well as information about free/cost-effective apps for monitoring your child.
Take good care,
Brittany Montgomery, LMSW