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Parents' Guide to Smartphone Safety

Smartphones are essentially little computers, so you might be a little worried when handing one over to your child. Take some time to understand the risks and implement a few safeguards so that you can help your child use smartphones safely.

Netsmartz Gaming Safely

Parental involvement is critical when it comes to helping children game more safely. Take an active interest in the games that your child plays and wants to buy; that means doing a little research on the game’s rating, game-play style, content and age-appropriateness.

Protecting Your Kids Online

Connect, Learn and Engage to help your child make safe choices online.

Social Media Safety for Teens

A checklist for teens to make sure they are staying safe online.

5 Things Parents Need to Know About TikTok

Article from Kid Matters Parenting Blog

A Parent's Guide to SnapChat

Created by SnapChat, this guide covers SnapChat’s features, FAQs, Safety and Wellness Resources, and Conversation Starters

Parental Controls for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Apple Support page with information for families on how to set restrictions on Apple mobile devices

Google Family Link (For Android Devices)

Whether your children are younger or in their teens, the Family Link app lets you set digital ground rules to help guide them as they learn, play, and explore online.*

How to Set Up Parental Controls on Google Play

When you put parental controls on an Android device, you can restrict what content can be downloaded or purchased from Google Play on that device based on maturity level.

Parental Controls for Gaming Systems

Contains information and links to directions for setting parental controls on Xbox, Playstation, and Nintendo devices.

Common Sense Media

Reviews for parents for movies, apps, games. Also has tips under “Parents Need to Know”

Parental Control Apps

There are several apps that offer monitoring of your child’s phone.  This websites lists 12 of these apps