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How To Talk to Your Kids about Difficult Subjects
Your Kids and Online Privacy
A Survival Guide to Teens’ Digital Lingo
6 Ways to Help Your Kids Stop Multitasking During Homework
5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids With Special Needs
Build Positive Character Traits with Quality Media
Is it ok for my kid to start her own YouTube channel?
Pick movies that strengthen character traits and life skills we want to see in our kids!
From Common Sense Media: What are kids really watching on YouTube?
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
JK to Gr 2 http://www.911forkids.com/ (based in the US)
Gr 2 to 5 http://www.whyshouldi.com/ (based in Australia)
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 Facebook – the 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