Information Links for Caregivers and Educators – Social Media 101

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For Caregivers

The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids Workshop 
The resource includes a power point presentation, videos, and designed as a companion to the Respecting Yourself and Others Online workshop. Topics covered include Keeping Kids Safe Online, Understanding Privacy, and Managing Excessive Use (Media Smarts).

Protect Kids Online
Protect Kids Online offers a number of resources when it comes to the social media habits of youth, with information categorized by age. 

Social Media: What Parents Should Know 
This resources offers information for caregivers on social media, tips on how to keep their kids safe on social media, online privacy, cyberbullying, and sexting, with links to additional resources (Caring for Kids). 

Social Media Guide for Parents
Internet Matters offers information on social media, including social media concerns and benefits, along with a variety of resources for caregivers (Internet Matters). 

For Educators

Resources for Educators
Various resources for educators on topics including media literacy and digital literacy (Media Smarts)

Cybertips for Educators 
Tips for educators regarding the use of technology. (Canadian Teachers’ Federation) 

USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools
A road map for teaching digital literacy skills in Canadian schools (Media Smarts).

Policies and PEI Schools

Digital Citizenship and Technology in SchoolsAn male teacher and a young male student smile as they look at a device screen
The Digital Citizenship and Technology in Schools policy outlines regulations about the use of communication and technology within the Public Schools Branch's 56 schools by its students, employees, and any other user defined by the policy (Public Schools Branch). 

Safe and Caring Learning Environments Policy
The Safe and Caring Learning Environments Operational Policy sets out the expectations for creating and maintaining a safe, caring, respectful and inclusive climate for learning and working, while promoting a shared responsibility of the school community to create and maintain a positive school climate, which includes addressing cyberbullying (Public Schools Branch). 

Safe and Caring Learning Environments Operational Procedure
The Safe and Caring Learning Environments Operational Procedure outlining the procedures that take place regarding a variety of incidents, including cyberbullying (Public Schools Branch)

Safe and Caring Learning Environments Incident Response Guide
The Safe and Caring Learning Environments Response Guide outlines steps to be taken in responding to incidents outlined in the policy and operational procedure, including cyberbullying (Public Schools Branch).

List of Prince Edward Island Schools/websites
Prince Edward Island’s Public Schools Branch in its Safe and Learning Environments Policy tasked each of its schools to have in place a Code of Conduct. To see if your school has its own Code of Conduct, visit their website or contact your school. The listing also includes the schools of the French Language School Board (PEI Department of Education and Lifelong Learning). 

Public Schools Branch 
The Public Schools Branch encompasses the 56 English-language schools in the province, and the more than 14,000 students who attend those schools.

La Commission scolaire de langue francaise (French Language School Board)
La Commission scolaire de langue francaise is an Acadian and Francophone collective that offers French-language education to students with the focus on promoting and developing its language and culture.