http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ is a GREAT resource for parents and teens. Read parent and teen reviews on videogames, books, apps, and movies. Parents, stay informed! For example, take a look at this article:
http://www.connectsafely.org/ What you’ll find here is news, perspective and advice on safe, successful use of social media and technology for parents, kids & teens, educators and policymakers.
http://www.aplatformforgood.org/resources A Platform for Good (PFG) is designed to help parents, teachers, and teens connect, share, and do good online. This website provides parents and teachers with resources to learn about and interact with new technologies, and encourages good digital citizenship, responsible online behavior, and the use of technology for positive change and making a difference.
http://www.nsteens.org/ This website can help teens make safer choices online. The site includes videos and interactive comics to help navigate options online, and take a stand against cyberbullying.
http://www.cybertipline.org/ This resource allows you to report the online exploitation of children/teens which will then be reviewed by local law enforcement. Or call 1-800-843-5678.
www.onguardonline.gov Resources and practical tips for families to help protect children online, guard against internet fraud, and secure your computers.
www.ikeepsafe.org A coalition of organizations providing tools and guidelines to help children learn the safe use of technology.
Anti-Bullying & Harassment Resources
Talk to any staff member at school if you are concerned about bullying! These adults are a good resource at Hull Middle School:
Patty Girgis, Principal
Cindy Leach, Assistant Principal
Any Hull staff member