Kid-Safe Gaming Videos on YouTube
Article explaining the popularity of Let's Play videos on Youtube: Click Here
From preschool through high school: 24 great books that show empathy, kindness
Bullying Resources for Parents
Bullying Awareness Guidebook: Students Staying Safe in School
Cyber and physical bullying are growing and undeniable problems, and like so many misunderstood issues, education and awareness are the best prevention tools we have. This guidebook's purpose is to do just that: educate students of all ages and their families about what bullying is, why it happens, and what they can do to prevent it.
You can check out the guide here: http://www. accreditedschoolsonline.org/ bullying-awareness-guidebook/
Bullying in the U.S.
Bullying can come in various forms, and we need the tools to deal with each. No one should be left to feel alone, hurt or ashamed due to harmful behavior. Included in this article are definitions, statistics, and helpful resources for stopping and preventing bullying.
Link to article: https://usinsuranceagents.com/rates-tips-resources-bullying
What you can do - Stopbullying.gov
Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is involved in bullying, there are several resources that may help.
Link to article: https://www.stopbullying.gov/what-you-can-do/parents/
- Digital Safety: Staying Safe Online - General informational guide to internet safety but has specific sections on common safety concerns; it covers social media use, keeping kids safe online and password security.
- A Collection of Computer Security and Safety Tips -Created by Book Your Data to combat unlawful collection and application of your personal information.
NetSmartz - this site created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has links for parents, educators, law enforcement to find information for internet safety. Each page provides presentations and links to more information. This site also has a link for parents with teens and a special section just for kids.
Cybersmart - this website created by the Australian government is great for resources and advice about being online safely for all ages.
FBI's Parent Guide to Internet Safety - this is a direct link to the FBI's informational pamphlet to online exploitation and the risks to your children.
Helping with Homework
This site is packed with 'back-to-school' information - and it goes beyond homework help (although there is a great homework section here...)
The main back-to-school page includes links on getting ready for school, back-to-school safety, 'what parents need to know this school year', and even breakfast and lunch ideas and recipes.
Encouraging Your Children to Read
20 Ways for Parents to Encourage Reading
Children Who Can Read, But Don't
This website is created by teachers and general public. It's a good source if your looking for books by subject or level.
Health and Parenting Center
This site from WebMD covers popular hot topics in parenting and health, popular searches as well as access to their online parenting community.
Planned Parenthood - Tools for Parents
Great source for tips on talking to children about growing up
Language and Literacy Skills
Set the stage for a lifetime of learning! Read, talk, sing, write, and play with your child to develop and foster a lifetime of literacy. Created by the Multnomah County Library.
Recognizes distinguished contribution to American childrenâ€™s literature.
Recognizes distinguished art in an American picture book.
Recognizes the most distinguished informational picture book published in English.
Recognizes authors for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading.