Tech Safety Resources
These resources are available to help parents navigate the current technological world, including social media.
Social Media/Tech Safety
Based in British Columbia, The White Hatter is an Internet Safety and Digital Literacy company that offers resources for parents, kids, and schools. They take a holistic approach in looking at digital technology from a legal, emotional, physical, and technological perspective.
This US based site offers safety reviews on various apps, as well as providing its own free user-friendly app helping parents to get bite-sized lessons on internet safety, as well as stay abreast of current trends.
This organization's focus is on helping kids to be screen smart as far as delaying exposure to online pornography, as well as how to help manage the situation if kids have been exposed or have developed an addiction.
Looking at digital health for kids and parents, START offers free downloadable digital guides with discussion tips such as raising digitally healthy kids, navigating apps such as SnapChat and TikTok, and more.
Covering a whole range of topics when it comes to raising teenagers, it is a great resource in navigating all aspects of a teenager's life in this current world.
Media Girls unpacks what it means to be a girl in these current times. Offering parenting workshops and workshops for teen girls, it also has blog posts for parents, Media Girls also has a "girl's blog" with contributions from teenage girls on navigating social media and more.
This Christian based organization helps parents in a number of ways including navigating our current culture while growing a life-long faith in Jesus Christ. Click here for their downloadable Social Media Playbook.
Dr. Kristy Goodwin: Dr. Goodwin focuses on technology for ages 0-12
Kari Kampakis: A Christian mother of four girls, Kampakis offers practical ideas on how to deepen relationships with your teenage daughter
Michelle Icard: A parenting expert focused on middle-school aged children
Michelle Mitchell: A former teacher, Mitchell covers a wide range of topics through books and podcasts
Steve Biddulph: A parent educator and psychologist, Biddulph covers raising boys and girls with a focus on mental health