Resource: Establishing Rules – Tips for Talking to Your Child about Appropriate Digital Behavior and Content

This webpage offers tips to parents to minimize the risk of cyberbullying or harm from digital behavior. Tips include the following:  

  • Set clear expectations about digital behavior and online reputation. 

  • Educate about the harmful effects of cyberbullying, posting hateful speech or comments, sexting, and sharing naked photos of themselves or others (including potential legal issues). 

  • Talk to the child about being a bystander to cyberbullying. 

  • Be clear about what content can be viewed or shared. 

  • Identify which apps are appropriate for the child’s use and which are not. 

  • Establish rules about the amount of time that a child can spend online or on their devices. 

  • Model positive, respectful digital behavior on your own devices and accounts. 

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