Illinois Attorney General's Office
Logging Off for the Summer

As students prepare for summer break, let’s help them plan responsibly for their technology use. With the guidance of trusted adults, students will be encouraged to disconnect and have a safe, respectful and fun summer break. Use the resources shared below to encourage students to log off!

Summer Reading and Viewing List

Keeping up with the tech trends of today’s tweens and teens can be a challenge! Below are a few viewing and reading suggestions for you and your colleagues. If you have a pre-summer newsletter for families, share these resources with them as well.

Videos
CNN's Anderson Cooper- #BeingThirteen-Inside the Secret World of Teens Summer Reading and Viewing List Summer Reading and Viewing List Summer Reading and Viewing List Summer Reading and Viewing List

CNN’s Anderson Cooper- #BeingThirteen-Inside the Secret World of Teens

Bullying, Harassment, & Civil Rights: An Overview of School Districts' Federal Obligation to Respond to Harassment

What is sextortion?

A Victim's Perspective
FBI Resources

Sextortion PSA

For more information, visit ProjectSafeChildhood.gov

Digital Insanity: Can We Auto-Correct Humanity? Why I Refuse To Let Technology Control Me

Readings
Pew Research Center
Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring Teens, Technology and Romantic Relationships Dating in the Digital Age Common Sense Media Stay Connected Stay Informed

Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring
(January 7, 2016)
"Parents monitor their teen's digital behavior in a number of ways, but using technical means like parental controls is less common"

Teens, Technology and Romantic Relationships
(October 1, 2015)
"From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens' romantic lives"

Dating in the Digital Age
(October 1, 2015)
"From heart emojis on Instagram to saying goodbye to a relationship with a text message, digital technology plays an important role in how teens seek out, maintain and end relationships."

Common Sense Media
Educator
and parents blogs offer reviews and ratings of apps,movies, video games and more, as well as tips, trends, suggestions, reflections and a digital glossary.

Stay Connected Stay Informed
For Digital Resources by topic visit Grade-Appropriate Resource Modules on the Educator tab within our website.

Logging Off for the Summer

Since 2005, Congress has designated June as Internet Safety Month. With the school year coming to a close and free time at a high over summer break, we must stay attuned to our children’s technology use. The Attorney General’s office encourages families, schools, camps and clubs to hold a Log Off Day this May or June to take inventory of online time and evaluate how it may be contributing to social and emotional challenges. Have a fun and safe summer – online and off.

E-Info Hotline

The E-Info Hotline provides assistance to kids, teens, parents and school personnel coping with cyberbullying and Internet safety issues. If you believe that you or someone you know needs assistance, please call 1-888-414-7678 to contact an Internet Safety Specialist.

Thank you for all you do to educate, protect and inspire Illinois students! We look forward to continuing to support you and creating impactful resources for your school and community. Please visit our website for updates and new digital safety resources for students, educators and families.

www.IllinoisAttorneyGeneral.gov