C R E A T E D B Y M E L I S S A R O U S H
An Action Plan for Parents and Students
What are our children doing?
Our children use
technology for school,
entertainment, and to
connect with people all
around the world. Do
you know who your child
is interacting with? Do
you know if your child is
technology? Do you
know if your child is
are many of the
questions that face
parents today while
raising a 21st century kid.
Why are these statistics important?
Our children are using technology for social interaction and gaming at high
rates in environments that are not always safe. We don’t always know who
our kids are playing with while playing games on their gaming consoles.
Many of these kids have gaming headsets and have conversations with people
all over the world. They are using social sites, like Facebook and Instagram,
to set up profiles, share pictures, and message with others. They are also
texting, emailing and blogging using handheld devices.
The concern we have as parents... Are our children safe?
Do we trust these networks with the communication our children
are using? Do we know if our children are making the best
What can we do?
Monitor your child’s social networking ~ show them how to use security
settings, discuss appropriate postings and pictures, “friend” your child and
check postings regularly.
Place time constraints on use of mobile devices.
Ask your child who they are communicating with, both online and with
Place the computer in a high traffic area and check the history of webpages
your child has visited.
Most importantly, have conversations with your child about your
expectations and concerns.
“THE QUALITY OF HABITS, ACTIONS,
AND CONSUMPTION PATTERNS THAT
IMPACT THE ECOLOGY OF DIGITAL
CONTENT AND COMMUNITIES”
What is Digital Citizenship?
Heick, T (2013). The definition of Digital Citizenship.