Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Further Resources for Internet Safety


 

 

  • Game Reviews: Several websites offer reviews of video games to help parents guide their  children’s choices.

 

www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews Common Sense provides information in the following categories: What Parents need to know, learning potential, user reviews, and game details. It also has a section called “What families can talk about” that gives discussion points for parents regarding the themes within the games (i.e.                Violence, drugs, language, etc.).

 

http://www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/esrb.html PBS provides an explanation for game ratings and content descriptors, so parents can get a better understanding a game before purchasing.

 

http://www.esrb.org/index-js.jsp The Entertainment Software Rating Board, or ERSB, provides information about games ratings, age-appropriateness, and content.

 

  • Parental Controls:

All About Wii Parental Controls


Setting Parental Controls on the Nintendo DSi


Setting Parental Controls for iPhone

 

  • Family Media Agreements:

Common Sense Media provides separate Family Media Agreements according to the age of your child.

 

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Teens presents its contract as an Internet & Cell Phone Use Agreement.

 

  • Helpful Websites: 

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/parent-media-education


http://www.onguardonline.gov/features/feature-0002-featured-info-parents 

 

http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents

 

www.cyberwise.org 

 

http://www.ncpc.org/topics/by-audience/parents/internet-safety

 

http://www.stopbullying.gov/

 

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