Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Technology Resource for Parents

According to the website, Commonsensemedia.org is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.  It empowers parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
The site reviews apps, games and websites for children,
“This comprehensive guide will help you find the best teacher-approved apps, games, and websites to support your kid in each grade and the best advice to help you understand current trends in schools and how they affect your kid.” as listed on the site.

The site also addresses parent concerns, such as cyber bullying, haters and trolls; privacy and internet safety, Facebook, Instagram and other social media; violence in the media; learning with technology; special needs and learning difficulties; and early childhood.