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Technology Resources for Parents & Students

Helping our students be safe, smart, and responsible users of online technology is important.

Student Flex Learning Day Help Ticket

If students need technical support durin a Flex Learning Day, they should complete this Google Form.  IT Staff and Media Center Staff will be notified.
 

Directions on how to set up parent access to your students' couses in Schoology.

 

Common Sense Media

Reviews for what your kids are into (before they get into it)

 

FTC - Online Privacy and Security

Understanding online privacy, how to protect your devices from hackers and threats, and how to avoid common online scams.

 

Stay Safe Online - Online Safety & Privacy Basics

Information on online safety and privacy from the National Cybersecurity Alliance.

 

Secure Our World

Department of Homeland Security site that includes quick lessons, facts, common scams, and other useful security information.

 

Family Online Safety Institute

The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families.

 

Managing Healthy Technology Use

This article from the American Psychological Association shares tips for managing healthy technology use.

 

Commom Sense Media's Parent Resources

This Common Sense Media article shares tips for parents related to limiting kids' computer, TV, game, and movie time.

 

Family Media Plan

This guide to create a Family Media Plan from the American Academy of Pediatrics may help your family develop guidelines around the use of Technology for your household.

 

Family Media Agreement

Common Sense Media has created this family media agreement that can help you have a great discussion about appropriate technology use with your children.

 

Kids and social media: Online safety tips every parent should know

This great resource from Norton shares tips for parents and things you should know about the most popular social media platforms.

 

Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok

Is TikTok safe? How does it work? And can I do a duet with my kid? Common Sense Media shares everything you need to know about this popular musical singing and sharing app in this article.

 

8 Common-Sense Tips to Keep Your Smartphone Secure

In this quick article, Verizon shares eight tips to boost the security of your smartphone and what you store on it.

 

Google Alerts

Parents, it may be a good idea to set up Google Alerts for each member of your family.  If you set up a Google Alert, you will receive emails with information that appears about you online.

 

ADL Cyber-Safety Action Guide

User Guide for reporting online hate for a variety of social media and online gaming sites.

 

No More Ransom

Ransomware resources including tips on what to do if you are infected, prevention tips, ransomware Q and A.

 

Smart Phone & Social Media Safety Guide

Tips for parents and students when using Smart Phones and Social Media.

2022 MN Student Data Privacy Law

Watertown-Mayer Public Schools uses a variety of digital tools to support student learning.  Technology vendors and software are utilized to support work as we help all students develop the skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world.

We have an inventory of our curriculum, testing, and assessment tools available.  This list includes the software name, student data elements used, and links to privacy policies.  This list is maintained and communicated to all families at the start of the school year.  

This list is no longer published on our website.  Parents may request to view this list via email.

Please reach out to Brittany Misuraca, District Technology Integrationist, with questions regarding specific digital tools or to request to view this list.