Transcript of "Keeping kids safe in the digital era"
Dragana Mihic and Jim Irwin
Burnaby North Librarians
Tips on staying safe
Questions / Discussion
What is a Digital Footprint?
Simply put, it is
everything on the
internet about you
Social media profiles
Images/ photos of you
Any information or
content posted by you
on blogs and sites
Tips on Staying Safe
Talk about ground rules and responsibilities with
respect to internet safety
Children under 13 should NOT have a social media
Set usage limits
Computer and technology usage should be
visible, especially with younger children
Create a “check in” policy (i.e., Leave all phones turned
off in the kitchen before bed time)
Tips on Staying Safe – What to talk
about with your children
Set up blocks and privacy settings – friends only, no
private information published, be careful who you
Beware of the images and information you post of
yourself. “Would you want this out there 10 years from
Do not meet with strangers (i.e., “online friends”)
Do not share passwords!
Do not engage with cyberbullies. Take screenshots and
report to an adult
Do not condone cyberbullying
Excellent government website on all
things cyber. Tips for youth and adults.
Tips and topics to discuss young
children and teens safe online.
www.netliteracy.org A US organization committed to
teaching net safety and information
literacy to youth and adults. Excellent
tips and videos to share with your
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