Parent Resources

Internet and Social Media Language and Terms

30 Trendy Internet Slang Words You Should Know. (2015)

The Definitive List of Social Media Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

 Social Media

Social Media and Your Kids – The Basics – 4:52

Social Media and Your Kids – Keeping Your Kids Safe – 6:29

Apps Popular with Teens (in no particular order)

Facebook (Social Networking)

Twitter (micro blogging)

Instagram (image/video sharing)

SnapChat (image/video sharing)

What’s App (texting)

Kik (texting)

Omegle (random video chat)

Ask FM (Anonymous Q&A)

Whisper (Anonymous Image sharing)

Tinder (Adult Dating/Hook Up)

Skout (17+ Online Meeting)

VSCO (Image sharing).

Tumblr (blogging)


A Parent’s Guide to Pokémon Go (2016)

Internet Safety

MediaSmarts / TELUS: Helping our kids navigate their wired world – Parent guide (PDF)

Dangers of Secret Social Media | Murder of Nicole Lovell (ABC NEWS – 2016)
(NOTE: One thing NEVER mentioned in this piece. Technology in the teens bedroom)

RCMP Online Safety Tips


Erase Bullying (BC Gov ) – Parents 

How to keep your kids safe online 1

Cyber-Bullying and Online Games

Home Internet Security

Disney Circle  1:52

Set Up Circle With Disney On Your Home Network – 6:39

Laws and Legislations

Legislation and Regulation and the Online World