The percentage of children and students who either own or have access to smartphones grows daily and along with that comes a plethora of issues and concerns about ensuring that young people are made aware of the possible dangers inherent in their use.
The following resources provide guidelines for parents and teachers about their possible issues and dangers of smartphone use and provide strategies to help inform students of ways to protect themselves from possible harm.
Cell Phone Safety Tips
From Safe Search Kids this resource provides some practical tips about keeping children / students safe while using their cell phones.
Responsible Mobile Phone use for Children and Teenagers
A comprehensive guide form the raising Children Network that can be downloaded as a pdf.
This article provides some great information on how to recognize and avoid scams that are aimed at mobile devices. Scammers will use a wide variety of techniques to gain access to sensitive information like bank accounts, personal info, and more. It's an ongoing battle to stay ahead, but being informed and cautious will make all the difference. Find out how you can protect yourself with the advice provided in this article.