For now, this page is used to share links from presentations for parents. There's a lot of great information below, so please inform yourself about these issues so we can all work together to keep our kids safe.
If you would like any additional information, please contact Paula Setser-Kissick.
Lexington Police Investigation Uncovers Sexting Among Elementary Schoolers -- happened March 2014 here in Lexington, KY.
Parental Talks About Sexting Should Start Young: Experts -- yes, even elementary students are demonstrating these behaviors.
Talking About Sexting -- a great video and tips from Common Sense Media.
Talking to Kids and Teens About Social Media and Sexting -- from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Sexting: A Brief Guide for Educators and Parents -- from the Cyberbullying Research Center.
Sexting in America: When Privates Go Public, Part 1 -- a series from MTV, Part 2-4 are also accessible on the same page.
Why Kids Sext? -- an eye-opening 2014 article from The Atlantic that shows teenagers often see sexting as no big deal.
Apps and Sexting
Officials Say Teenage Sexting a Growing Problem -- story and video from WYMT here in Kentucky.
What's So Special (and So Dangerous) About Snapchat? -- article from Digital Trends.
What Parents Need to Know About Kik, the Messaging App Popular With Tweens and Teens -- from Chicago Now.
- A Parent's Guide to Cyberbullying -- lots of good information from ConnectSafely.org. Be sure to check out the pdf document.
- Netsmartz Workshop: Parents & Guardians -- presents common Internet usage and safety issues; offers advice and tips for handling these topics with children.
- Kentucky Office of the Attorney General -- describes forms of cyberbullying, including cyberbullying by proxy.
- National Crime Prevention Council: Cyberbullying --
- Parents, Beware of Bullying on Sites You've Never Seen -- more social networking sites and apps.
- Stand Up to Cyberbullying -- a great resource from Common Sense Media that discusses where children are developmentally by different ages and advice/tips for handling Internet Usage. Also provides articles and videos here.
- Stop Cyberbullying: What's the Parent's Role in This? -- from Parry Aftab's site, Wired Safety. Discusses how parents should handle situation if they find out their child is being bullied.
- 11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook -- Kik, Vine and Ask.fm are some of the newest tools used by students here in Lexington.
- Facebook Eases privacy Rules for Teenagers -- allows status updates, videos and images to be seen by anyone.
- Facebook for Parents -- includes tips for talking to teens about Facebook.
- Reasons Young Children Should Not Use Facebook -- from KidSafe Foundation.
- A Parent's Guide to Instagram -- also from ConnectSafely.org.
- A Parents' Guide to Snapchat -- from ConnectSafely.org
- Parents Just Don't Understand: Apps and Teenagers -- a video and story out of Crestwood, KY.
- Social Networking Challenges Every Parent Should Know
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- Updated: Monday, August 22, 2016