Technology Safety for English Language Learners

This resource section includes a number of bilingual tips and multimedia tools for educators and parents about managing screen time, online safety, and cyberbullying. To see more great bilingual resources for families, visit our Technology at Home section.

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KidsHealth: Online Safety Tips for Families

KidsHealth offers a number of articles for kids, teens, and parents about online safety, which are also available in Spanish:

KidsHealth: Toolkits for Educators

It's important that teens understand that technology can pose risks and requires responsibilities. The following discussion questions and activities from KidsHealth for middle school and high school will encourage students to think critically about online safety and what it means to be safe online.

NetSmartz Workshop

NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program and website is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement and features resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations. The NetSmartz website is also available in Spanish.

Washington State: Tips for Safe Surfing

This full-color, two-page brochure for parents and teens from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is available in 9 languages. (See Internet Safety Brochure for links to all languages.)

Los Angeles Unifed School District: Safety Resources for Families

This resource page from LAUSD includes bilingual activities, guidelines, and PSAs about cybersafety and bullying prevention.

iKeepSafe: Bilingual Videos

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), established in 2005, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit international alliance of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement members, technology experts, public health experts and advocates. iKeepSafe offers videos in Spanish and Arabic on internet safety for parents and children.


Cyberbullying

This section offers guidelines for cyberbullying prevention, as well as strategies for addressing problems that arise and for monitoring online activity for potential problems.

Teaching Tolerance: Cyberbullying and Bias

These articles and blog posts from Teaching Tolerance provide educators with a number of activity idea for addressing cyberbullying with students, particularly around areas of bias and cultural sensitivity.

KidsHealth: Articles for Families

KidsHealth offers a number of articles for kids, teens, and parents about cyberbullying, which are also available in Spanish:

Stopbullying.gov: Cyberbullying

This federal website is managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and is fully bilingual. It includes a section on Cyberbullying.