Youth & Technology
At Kent School, we believe that technology is a part of student’s lives and we need to help guide them so they can use it to enhance their learning. Here are some resources to help parents and educators work with youth on the topic of technology.
Some valuable resources and articles for parents and teachers:
- My Privacy. My Choice. My Life. A site filled with resources for parents, students, and educators to help navigate the issue of privacy and technology. Developed by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
- Are You Sure Your Child is Not Using Social Media Blog post by assistant superintendent Patrick Larkin that includes some forward thinking and some tools to help navigate the world of social media with your children.
- Common Sense Media Site filled with resources on helping educators and parents to teach students to use technology responsibly.
- Connect and Protect Wiki from Coquitlam principal Dave Sands that includes many great links, ideas, and resources.
- The Talk. An interesting post by a parent on having the talk with her children on social media and digital footprints.
- Kids and Technology: The Developmental Health Debate from the site “Mashable”.
- Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education summary of research from the Alliance for Childhood
- Connect Safely: A Parents’ Guide to Facebook
- Be Web Aware – by Media Smarts
- Setting Digital Boundaries– ideas from parent and blogger Shannon Richardson on “That Digital Family” blog.
- NetSmartz for Parents/Guardians
- Parents Want 2Learn.ca Supporting Parents in a Digital Age
- Do You Have Any Idea What Your Kids Are Posting Online? – post by Patrick Larkin asking some great questions and focusing on Instagram
- Changing the Conversation: Youth and Social Media – post by Ontario parent/educator with a wealth of resources.