This web site supports Dr. Russell Sabella's work on educating children, parents, educators and other stake holders about the responsible use of technology. Included in these pages you will find helpful resources, lesson plans, links, and more.
FOSI Releases New Video Series and Digital Parenting Toolkit
The video series is a way to bring to life the 7 Steps to Good Digital Parenting:
In Episode 1,
viewers watch a young family navigate Steps 1 (Talk With Your Kids) and
2 (Educate Yourself). By talking about online safety early and often,
parents are able to establish healthy digital habits sooner.
In Episode 2,
viewers watch a family discuss Steps 3 (Use Parental Controls) and 4
(Set Ground Rules and Enforce Consequences). By setting family rules and
enabling parental controls, family members gain clarity on technology
privileges and how to use devices and services safely.
In Episode 3,
viewers watch a family with older kids navigate social media with Steps
5 (Friend and Follow But Don’t Stalk) and 6 (Explore, Share and
Celebrate). By respecting your child’s online space and encouraging
thoughtful interactions on social media, families can learn from each
other and have fun online.
In Episode 4,
parents showcase ways in which they follow Step 7 (Be a Good Digital
Role Model). Parents agree that taking their own advice on online safety
benefits everyone involved.
critical that parents not only understand the challenges their children
might encounter online, but also how to then address those issues in a
constructive way,” said Diana Graber, author of Raising Humans in a Digital World
and founder of Cyberwise. “FOSI’s new tools help parents tackle
difficult conversations head-on and ensure that the entire family is on
the same page.”