FAMILIES

Parenting isn't easy. It can often feel overwhelming.  Throw in the Internet, social networks, computers, mobile, and gaming devices and things can often seem impossible.  In this section, you'll find some straightforward advice and tools on how to navigate this digital world with your family.  You don't need to read everything.  Each article and section has been designed to be a self-contained reference

Helping Families Navigate Through Facebook

Social media is a big concern among families.  Facebook, in particular, is the social media site that many families want to know more about.  You can check out our growing section...

Family Media Agreements

Here you'll find family media and cell phone agreements to help families with guidelines and expectations for media use, appropriate behavior online, checklists to help discuss various topics

How You Can Promote Safety

All safety—especially mobile and online safety—begins at home. The habits you exhibit about technology use in your home will be the same habits your children learn. Ask yourself what you consider appropriate or inappropriate uses of technology and then compare that with how you...

How to Use This Site

We've tried to make this guide as simple and practical as possible. It's intended to be a starting point for parents of faith who may not know where to turn, what to do, or just need some quick information and practical guidance. This guide is just that—a guide. The sections...

What do I need to Secure?

Media is increasingly being consumed through online services. These services offer a wide range of content—from kids to adult. Parental controls, which allow you to filter content, are often available but need to be activated. Parental controls need to be enabled on each device or service:...

If You Don't Read Anything Else, Then at Least Read This

Being a parent isn't easy. It can often feel overwhelming. Throw in the Internet, social networks, computers, mobile, and gaming devices and things can often seem impossible. That's where this safety guide comes in.

Jointly developed by the United States Conference of...

FB Safety Guide 2013-June 2013.pdf

Facebook Safety Guide: 7 steps parents need to know

FB Safety Guide 2013-June 2013-Spanish.pdf

Facebook Safety Guide: 7 steps parents need to know

Featured Articles


10 facts about technology use in the emerging world
The Pew Research Center surveyed thousands of people across 32 emerging and developing nations about their technology use and how the rising influence of the internet affects their daily lives. But...
March 19, 2015 Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education but Negative on Morality in Emerging and Developing Nations
As more people around the world gain access to all the tools of the digital age, the internet will play a greater role in everyday life. And so far, people in emerging and developing nations say...

Featured Media


How do I report something on Facebook?
How do you report something you've seen on Facebook such as spam, hate speech, harassment, bullying, etc.