Information Links for Caregivers – Good Online Practices

General Information 

Parenting the Digital Generation  Family playing Just Dance
A workshop about activities that kids love to do online with tips and strategies on privacy settings, online shopping and cyber bullying, as well as protecting devices from viruses (Media Smarts). 

Parenting in a Digital Age: Understanding Kids and Technology
The resource offers information on three broad transitions kids typically experience, and offers ideas to support your child (PREVNet). 

Digital Citizenship: It is About How to Act Online
Insight on being a good digital citizen, on what a caregiver’s role is in ensuring the child in their care is a good digital citizen, and information on the ethical issues in a digital world, including cyber bullying (Government of Canada).

Teaching Digital Citizenship: It is About How Your Child Acts Online
Includes resources for caregivers and educators on digital citizenship, including a guide for caregivers that includes a ‘how-to’ about the rules of online behaviour (Get Cyber Safe - Government of Canada). 

Digital Citizenship
Resources on digital citizenship. The full site has resources for kids, teens, families, educators, as well as safety tips, information on gender and sexual diversity, and videos (SaskTel Be Kind Online).  

Centre for Youth Crime Prevention
Resources and information on issues that affect youth, including bullying and cyberbullying (RCMP). 

Online Harms: Sextortion

What is sextortion and how does it occur.

Guides and Booklets

Digital Citizenship: Guide for ParentsA teen girl with earbuds in looks at an ipad screen
Key tips for digital parenting, and has available its Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents in a downloadable format (Government of Canada). 

A Guide for Trusted Adults 
The guide provides practical tips and tools for supporting girls and young women navigating life online (Media Smarts). 

Parenting Teens in the Digital World
The booklet includes information on risks, and ideas for initiating and maintaining a dialogue with pre-teens and teens about safe online practices (Protect Kids Online). 

Policies and PEI Schools

Digital Citizenship and Technology in Schools
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). 

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.