Pause Before You Post™ - Parents

Many parents and families are concerned about cyberbullying and other consequences of poor decision-making when using social media. Pause Before You Post helps address these concerns directly with students, their families and throughout the school.

How can parents help?

If you see that your child has posted mean or hurtful comments or photos, discuss it with them rather than ignoring it. Talk with them about why it is wrong and how people may judge him or her based on what they see online. Also, reinforcement of positive values such as respect and integrity encourage children to show compassion for others in real life and online.

Pledge to Pause Before You Post

Make a statement to spread the word in your communicty by pledging to take the time to Pause Before You Post.

Video Q&A

We asked experts Dr. Justin Patchin and Dr. Sameer Hinduja the tough questions, watch their answers below.

How can adults become social media role models for teens?

What advice would you give a student in a potential cyberbullying situation?

How can adults help students avoid reacting emotionally to online situations?

What's the best way to communicate to students about these issues?

What tools are available for adults to help guide students in their online decisions?

What should students know about communication with teachers online?

What can communities do to help prevent hazardous situations?

How can adults stay current with technology and social media?

How should students handle rude or unkind comments online?

How is technology altering the way we communicate?

What technology guidelines should parents implement with their children?

Why do some kids post questionable content online?