Frequently Asked Questions
Digital parenting means teaching responsibility to kids. A class that teaches parents how to keep kids safe when access to the internet is so easy.
Screen time is the amount of time spent using devices such as a smartphone, computer, television, or video game console.
Too much screen time can affect one’s health, potentially leading to weight issues, sleep disturbances, eye strain and even and compromised privacy and confidentiality.
Child online safety refers to practices and precautions you should observe when online, so as to ensure that your personal information and your computer remain safe. These include protecting your personal information such as name, address, phone number, date of birth and any other information that can be used to identify the child or parent. Such details should only be shared when for example shopping online and with reputable organizations only.
Balance helps to stand up straight it helps us give our energy to our priorities (Big Rocks)– Looking up form the when someone says hi, Share a game when friends what to try, play outside when the weather is fine, devices go off when it is time to spend with the family and time to say goodnight. NOT SURE I KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY. Balance is important to keep you happy because too much of something can make one moody or blue.
It is a way of thinking, being and acting online. It is thinking critically and not trusting everything you see or hear, with your information and who you connect with. It is acting responsibly in how you communicate and behave. The digital world is a big part of the real world.
The digital literacy program aims to equip parents, children (7-17years) and even those in the corporate world to stay safe online, make use of available online opportunities and manage their screen time..
Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyber-attacks.
Cyber Security is important because without any understanding or consideration of the issue you are waiting to be attacked. It may not happen now, or next week, but eventually you will be breached and you will have to deal with the fallout.
There are a few quick and easy ways to check the security of the websites you and your students are using in the classroom. These practices are terrific habits to model for your students as you help them build their media-literacy skills.
- Look for the “s” in “https.”
- Check out our list of secure websites.
Are you an institution of learning? Use policy creation, as an opportunity to take inventory of your students’ needs, how your teachers are already using social media, and how policy can support both responsibly.
Here are some elements to consider:
- Create parent opt-out forms that specifically address social media use.
- Establish baseline guidelines for protecting and respecting student privacy.
- Make social media use transparent to students.
- With any technology, attach social media use to clearly articulated goals for student learning.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a law created to protect the privacy of children under 13. The Act was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1998 and took effect in April 2000. COPPA is managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). COPPA was passed to address the rapid growth of online marketing techniques in the 1990s that were targeting children. Various Websites were collecting personal data from children without parental knowledge or consent.
The Act specifies:
- Those sites must require parental consent for the collection or use of any personal information of young Web site users.
- When and how to seek verifiable consent from a parent or guardian.
- What responsibilities the operator of a Website legally holds with regards to children’s privacy and safety online including restrictions on the types and methods of marketing targeting those under 13.