Digital citizenship is an essential skill for our students. Learning how to navigate the complex online world is a complicated process. As students enter the world of technology, we address each stage of this process to guide and help students make good decisions.
At Maret, we educate students to understand how to use technology responsibly and in a positive ways. Our students learn strategies to navigate the social, emotional, and intellectual impact of a ever-changing technological world.
Maret is also committed to helping our families and community navigate technology. The resources on this page will help you make decisions that are appropriate for your family. While there may be a tendency to block or avoid technology, it is more effective to determine a positive approach and agree on the standards acceptable for your family.
Maret has partnered with Common Sense Media to provide additional resources for our community. Additionally, digital citizenship and technology workshops will be offered to families during the school year.
- Learn More About Common Sense Media
- General Resources
- Managing Screen Time
- Cell Phones
- Protecting Your Child's Privacy
- Parental and Safety Controls
- Social Media
Common Sense Media is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower 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. LEARN MORE
- Be Web Smart - http://www.bewebsmart.com
- CommonSenseMedia – http://www.commonsensemedia.
- CyberWise - http://www.cyberwise.org/
- StaySafeOnline - https://staysafeonline.org/
- MediaSmarts - http://mediasmarts.ca/parents
- Family Online Safety Institute - https://www.fosi.org/good-
- YouTube - https://support.google.com/
- iPhone (iOS 10) - https://support.apple.com/en-
- iPhone (iOS 9) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?
- Android - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/
Social media is widely used by middle and upper school students. Apps are continually evolving and expanding, with new apps being introduced often. Keeping ahead of each app is difficult, but having a general approach to social media is easy. Knowing the type of behavior that you find acceptable will guide the conversation with your child about social media.
- Kik – https://www.commonsensemedia.
- Instagram – http://www.webwise.ie/parents/
- Vine - http://www.bewebsmart.com/app-
- Snapchat - http://www.digitalparenting.ie/snapchat.html
- Pokemon Go! - http://mediasmarts.ca/blog/parents-guide-poké...
- What to do if someone is mean to you online? - http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/
- Parents’ Role in Cyberbullying - http://www.stopcyberbullying.
- Cyberbullying: What Parents Can Do? - http://www.pacer.org/
- Recognizing Cyberbullying - https://www.fosi.org/good-
digital-parenting/advice- recognizing-and-preventing- cyberbullying/
Parents as Role Models for Responsible Technology Use
Common Sense Media released a report evaluating the impact of being a "plugged-in" parent. The findings show that children learn technology habits from their parents.
Managing Technology at Home