Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) launched its Family Digital Wellness Hub, an effort designed to provide parents, caregivers, and communities with the tools and resources they need to keep Pennsylvania’s children safe. With schools across the commonwealth adjourning for summer recess, PFSA is urging parents and caregivers to be proactive and get educated on the dangers that social media and digital devices can pose to their children, given that usage will only increase now that many will have unlimited free time.
The Family Digital Wellness Hub is a free resource that is designed to provide educational information for parents, caregivers, and communities to help them foster a safe and healthy relationship between their children and digital technologies.
As part of the organization’s Hub, PFSA is providing a free practical guide that contains easily digestible information on social media, digital use, and how to prevent children from being harmed in virtual environments. The guide also includes a detailed FAQ section, tips, interactive quizzes, fact sheets, and action steps that can be tailored by families as they become more proactive in reducing digital threats and preventing the potential abuse of children.
Finally, PFSA recommends that parents, caregivers, and communities focus on being digitally diligent and adhere to the several recommendations. Parents should pause to become aware of the current digital dangers that threaten children and families, prioritize their family’s most urgent needs related to digital threats and safety, protect against current digital threats to their family by implementing a family digital safety plan, prevent the risk and harm of future digital threats to their family by practicing digital safety routinely, and practice healthy interactions with digital technologies through transparent behavior and role modeling.
PFSA’s Family Digital Wellness Hub will be regularly updated with free resources and materials, so parents, caregivers, and communities can have access to the latest information and safety tips. To learn more, visit http://www.pafsa.org or call 800-448-4906.
From Town Lively, July 27, 2022