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October 2016-Spanish Resouces
Did you or a family member give or get a new gadget this season? If so, be sure to check out the latest web articles from NetSmartz on
to stay up-to-date on how to make sure kids’ and teens’ time online is fun, safe and drama-free.
How to Talk to Teens About Sexting
This article provides new insight into the perceived prevalence of sexting and how to discuss this sensitive subject with teens. Helping teens understand the risks associated with what many of them consider to be fairly harmless messaging can help deter them from sending sexually explicit messages that could jeopardize their future plans. Teens who have been caught sexting may:
Get in trouble at school
Be bullied or harassed
Miss out on future opportunities if the image is seen by admissions staff or employers
Get into legal trouble
Safer Social Media Use
With over 75% of teenagers using social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, it’s important for parents and other trusted adults to understand the basics of popular sites and apps and the potential hazards. The good news is that most kids are using social media responsibly, but that doesn’t mean it’s risk-free. Our latest article details how social media sites and apps can put users at risk of:
Inadvertently viewing inappropriate content
This monthly video series for elementary students teaches kids to
UYN (Use Your NetSmartz)
and be safer online with songs, stories, and engaging printable and online activities!
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each month for a brand new feature and activity!