Digital Media Safety: Tips for Caregivers

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The digital world offers many opportunities for adults and children to learn, and has also dramatically changed how we communicate. Unfortunately, it is also a place where children and adults can be victimized. Cyber-bullying, predatory behavior, and loss of privacy are just some of the risks. In order to effectively protect children, foster parents need to be familiar with the ever-changing online and digital methods of communication, and take the necessary steps to promote safety for the children and youth in their care.

This tip sheet includes suggestions that may be helpful for you and the children and youth in your care.

 

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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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