The HPS SOARce
ProTECHting Your Kids Podcast Series
Relevant conversations and resources for creating safe spaces online
Episode 3: Avoiding Pitfalls - Exploring Online Criminal Behavior
Melissa and Craig speak with Ottawa County Detective Kerri Cannata about kids and unlawful online behavior as well as what parents can do to help their kids avoid trouble.
Episode 2: Social Media and Mental Health
In this episode, Craig Steenstra and Melissa Bernard talk with Dr. Tara Cornelius to explore the connection social media and technology usage have on our kids' mental health. We cover topics such as upward digital comparison, how our brains are wired to interact with social media, and the importance of conversation and modeling when raising our kids in a digital world.
In this episode, Craig Steenstra and Melissa Bernard explore the challenge of helping kids use technology in safe and effective ways. They discuss what students are using and how, and they share some ways parents can gain awareness while guiding their children's tech use.
Links to resources mentioned in podcast:
Common Sense Media Ultimate Guides for Parents (info on popular apps, devices, etc.)
Parental controls overview
Manage home internet and additional filtering options
Ways kids get around parental controls & supervision
Protect Young Eyes website
Smart Social website
Hudsonville Public Schools home filtering (for district-provided devices)