9 consejos buenos para telĂ©fonos inteligentes
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1. Set up guidelines
Guidelines are like training wheels when your children start using smartphones. They help them to learn the basics and protect against mistakes. Common Sense Media has a great Family Media Agreement for all ages to help guide any family as they discuss how to move forward.
2. Think before you post
Once you click â€śshare,â€ť itâ€™s hard to take it back. Every post has impact and your child should think Â through whether itâ€™s okay to post. Hereâ€™s a flowchart thatâ€™s a great resource to for anyone to use to help them think before they post.
4. What you say online has real life consequences
Like many other social situations, some kids bully other kids online. AT&T takes the infinite magic of connectivity seriously, which is why we helped form the #LaterHaters movement. While a tap or swipe can instantly deliver a â€ślikeâ€ť from your crush or BFF, it can also serve up unexpected hate. Resources on how to combat online cyberbullying can be found here and you can learn more about the #LaterHaters movement here,Â which includes resources and tips from your kidâ€™s favorite social media influencers on how to rise above negativity on social media.
5. Passwords matter, so make them strong
Everyone loves the family pet, but is Spikeâ€™s name the safest password? Safety and security of a smartphone isnâ€™t hard, but itâ€™s up to you to make it happen. Here is a collection of resources that can help.
6. Build a reputation youâ€™ll be proud of tomorrow
With your guidance, children can create a positive online image that can help enhance their reputation and could even impress colleges or future employers. (You know high school graduation will be here before you know it!) You can find more digital footprint resources here.
7. Donâ€™t text and drive
Distracted driving is never okay, because you are never alone on the road. It. Can. Wait. Take the pledge to never drive distracted and encourage your children to do the same. Millions have already taken the IT CAN WAIT pledge here. Discuss this behavior with your children and join the movement to help save lives.
8. Be app aware
The power of the smartphone are all the apps one can download. Thereâ€™s an app for anything these days, and some of very quirky names! But as a parent, there might be some apps you think your kids just shouldnâ€™t have yet. Knowledge is power, and with thisÂ Common Sense Media Glossary you can learn about todayâ€™s most common apps and what they do to make a decision thatâ€™s right for your family.
9. Learn something new
Want to learn how to code a website? How to cook a certain meal for dinner? How to solve the worldâ€™s hardest math problem? Or read everything about George Washington? Itâ€™s all online, no matter what you or your children are interested in! Find more educational resources, for kids of all ages, here.
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