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How To Talk to Your Kids about Difficult Subjects

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-difficult-subjects?utm_source=Edu_Newsletter_2018_02_27&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly#

Your Kids and Online Privacy

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/7-reasons-parents-should-care-about-kids-and-online-privacy?utm_source=Edu_Newsletter_2018_02_06&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly#

 

 

6 Ways to Help Your Kids Stop Multitasking During Homework

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/6-ways-to-help-your-kids-stop-multitasking-during-homework?utm_source=What%27s_New_in_EdTech_2016_9_16&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly#

5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids With Special Needs

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/5-ways-video-games-can-help-kids-with-special-needs?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=csm

Build Positive Character Traits with Quality Media

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/build-positive-character-traits-with-quality-media?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=csm#

Is it ok for  my kid to start her own YouTube channel?

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/learning-with-technology/is-it-ok-for-my-kid-to-start-her-own-youtube-channel?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=csm

Pick movies that strengthen character traits and life skills we want to see in our kids! 

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-movies-can-build-kids-character-and-the-ones-that-do-it-well

From Common Sense Media: What are kids really watching on YouTube?

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What Parents Can Do To Stop Cyberbullying (CBC news article in response to suicide of BC teen on Oct 10/12)  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/10/12/cyberbullying-strategies-parents-q-a.html

Bullying: Tales, Resources for Parents, and more… http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/bullyproof/Teach Kids News  

http://teachkidsnews.com/  created by 2 Toronto teachers and a free-lance journalist, this is the world news in a shorter, kid-friendly format.

Education Apps Review http://www.iear.org/  links to all kinds of apps, sorted by grade level, and with reviews from teachers.

Action Read – Community Literacy Centre, Guelph and surrounding areas   http://www.actionread.com/  A community based organization that offers adults help with reading, writing, math, GED preparation, upgrading and computers, as well as, family literacy programs to parents and caregivers with children ages 0 to 6. Free and confidential.

Safe Schools Manitoba   http://www.safeschoolsmanitoba.ca/parents_services_Bullying.html contains a wealth of resources designed to help parents and caregivers deal with bullying.

International Children’s Digital Library http://en.childrenslibrary.org/index.shtml Literature from many different cultures around the world. Read on your home computer or download their app to your iPhone or iPad.

Scholastic Canada Families http://www.scholastic.ca/families/ Lots of resources, from reading to activities, for your family.

Inspire My Kids http://inspiremykids.com/  Through topics and values, find real-life stories to inspire kids.

Watch, Know, Learn  http://www.watchknowlearn.org/default.aspx  Free educational videos.  Choose from subject area or use the nifty age filter!

Kids Video Network  http://www.kideos.com/ safe videos for children 0 to 10 years old… YouTube for kids! Find videos by age group or featured channels. iPhone and iPad app available.

A Book and A Hug  http://abookandahug.com/  a book recommendation site for student readers – search for books by keyword, age, genre, reading level.

The Kids Should See This – Open Culture for Kids    http://thekidshouldseethis.com/

  • science, nature, music, arts, technology, storytelling and other stuff out there for kids. Created by a mother and her 4-year-old child.

Fun and Interesting Sites via Guelph Police Services

6 Internet Safetly Games to make your child CyberSmart  http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-internet-safety-games-kids-cyber-smart/

International Children’s Digital Library Read books online with your kids – thousands of books in 54 languages from more than 60 countries. Visitors are free to browse the library and read books without having to register.   http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

Open Library A collection of more than one million free ebook titles. The collection is cataloged by a community of volunteer online librarians. The ebooks in the Open Library can be read online, downloaded to your computer, read on Kindle and other ereader devices.  http://openlibrary.org/

Own Your Space  written by Linda McCarthy, for Internet savvy tweens & teens and their parents http://tinyurl.com/2772d3c

Google Family Safety Center http://www.google.com/familysafety/

Year of the eBook!  GPL Press Release_January2011_Year of the eBook

A Parents’ Guide to Facebookthe purpose of this guide isn’t to scare parents away from Facebook, but instead,  helps create understanding and encourages consideration of your child’s online identity. ParentsGuide_facebook

Ten Nonfiction Books for Adults to Fall In Love With http://tinyurl.com/2g6yyyk

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