Helpful Links for Parents
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Topher's Amazon.com Book Collections:
Common Sense Media (CSM)
A great resource with media reviews for parents - and how to facilitate online privacy and safety at home. We (Carmel Campus) use the CSM curricula for our technology program.
Common Sense Media Home to School
A free program to help parents and caregivers navigate and discuss the impact of
digital media on kids' social, emotional, and intellectual development.
An online program aimed at Grades 3-5: Students learn the basics of online life.
CSM Article: Facebook for Parents
CSM Article: Social Networking Tips
CSM Article: Rules of the Road for Kids
Parental Controls on Macbooks
Learn how to manage student computer use and access at home on Mac OSx.
Parental Controls on Windows 7
Learn how to manage student computer use and access at home on Windows.
This router and cloud-based service allows you to place controls on your home network, so your child is limited to sites and behaviors online. It also allows you to track sites visited and "time online" among other things.