Parent Resources for Cyber Security
Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC)
Founded by Dr. Elizabeth Englander, a professor of Psychology at Bridgewater State College, and an expert in the field of aggression and bullying.
Berkshire District Attorney
Information for parents regarding bullying and harassment from our own DA.
Dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying.
Has many discussion forums including one for parents.
Provides materials and training videos specifically for parents.
Provides free multimedia presentations for parents.Sponsored by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Provides tips and advice for managing the social web - including a how-to video on Facebook security settings.
Specifically designed to be a user-friendly solution for parents
Common Sense Media
Media tips for parents including age- appropriate recommendations for web sites, movies, and more.
Get Net Wise
Provides video tutorials for Internet security settings to content filtering to securing your wi-fi, and more.
The Parent Resource Center has activities to help you talk to your children about these issues.
Provides a list of questions most parents have with all the answers you need.
AT HOME CONTENT FILTERING:
The SBRSD Technology Department advises all parents to use content filtering software on their home computer or router as well as their childrenâ€™s mobile devices.The district does not endorse, recommend, or provide support for any specific Internet filtering software.The resources provided below are for your information, research, and consideration.
Reviews the best and easiest to use content filtering software for PC, Mac, and mobile.
Norton Online Family
From Symantec, the maker of Norton Antivirus, comes a free tool to manage your children's Internet access - where they go, how long they are online, who they talk to, and what information they're sharing with others.
A free web-based tool to filter your Internet traffic by general category or specific address.
Know what your child is saying.
Check Browser History
Know where your child has been.
This video is older, but the concept is important. Checking your browser history is very easy in modern browsers. Search online for specific directions for your browser (Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Safari).
How to Take a Screen Shot
For those times when you can't print a screen online. There is a link on the page for how to do this with a Mac as well.
Child Safe Browsers
Alternate browsers for younger kids
Educational Alternatives for Safe Image Searching
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