Online Safety during COVID-19
During this time, youth are spending more time online, and caregivers may be understandably concerned about how to keep their children safe.
A Message from Former District Attorney Rachael Rollins
In partnership with the CAC, former District Attorney Rachael Rollins issued the following letter to families in Suffolk County about online safety during COVID-19:
The Stop Block Talk program, developed by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office and co-facilitated by the CAC, provides guidance for caregivers, professionals, and youth on staying safe online.
Stop Block Talk
Guidance for Caregivers and Professionals
- Stop Block Talk: Empowering Kids and Families to be Safe and Kind Online
- 10 Things We Wish All Parents Knew About Technology and Social Media - English | Español
- What do children do online?
- A Parent's Guide to Commonly Used Apps/Sites
- Parents' Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls
- Teen Slang, Emojis, & Hashtags Parents Need to Know
Guidance for Children and Teens
- Stop, Block, and Talk For Kids | For Teens
- Online Safety Cards for Kids' Technology
- Good Digital Parenting
- NetSmartz Activities For Kids | For Teens
The Family Online Safety Institute also published a post describing good digital parenting while staying at home during COVID-19. Read more here.