Technology and Parenting
Below are some tips and resources to help you guide and direct your child through the rapidly emerging and changing world of technology. Please feel free to contact Andrew Oldham should you ever have any questions about how to help your son or daughter navigate his or her digital world. We are here to help you.
Set ground rules and apply sanctions
Monitor your teen’s tech and social media use
Talk and listen often
Marist takes seriously the safety and well-being of your student. We have taken every measure possible to limit exposure to inappropriate content and set sensible guidelines and restrictions regarding technology. Still, dangers exist. Your son or daughter likely has at least one device that allows him or her unrestricted access to the internet and that has limited safeguards. The information below is not intended to scare as much as it is to educate. Digital dangers are real and they are very different than the dangers we faced when we were adolescents. Active and educated parenting is the single most effective factor in the digital safety of adolescents.
A comprehensive and invaluable site with tips, video, and reviews of all things digital, technological, and media related.
Website clearing house designed to help educators and parents understand and use digital media safely and wisely
Internet safety from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Apps and websites parents should know about
A technology blog written for parents by a parent