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Media and Digital Literacy

How much time should teenagers spend online? How do messages they see in the media affect them?

Teach your child media and digital literacy skills to help keep them safe online.

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Social Networking

Social Networking

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Social networking sites are a big part of most teenagers’ social lives. You might worry about what your child is doing on the internet, but being part of the online world has its advantages, and you can help your child make the most of them.

Teenagers Online: Being a Responsible Cybercitizen

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Teenagers spend an average of between one and three hours online each day. You might worry that this is bad for your child, but being part of the online world offers advantages too.
Making Sense of Media Messages: Media and Digital Literacy

Making Sense of Media Messages: Media and Digital Literacy

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Your child interacts with media every day. Some of it might inform or entertain her, and some will try to sell her things or ideas. It can be overwhelming for your child – and you! But you can help your child learn to understand and question media messages.

Internet Safety

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

The internet can be a powerful tool for learning and social interaction. It’s also a place where your child could encounter dangerous material or people. Here are some tips to help your child enjoy the benefits of the internet while avoiding the risks.
Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

When young people experience bullying behaviour online, it can be difficult to spot. By knowing what cyberbullying is, you can better assess when to step in, and what to do about it.

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