A wealth of online information can help parents manage digital overload.
CTIA’s Growing Wireless, growingwireless.com: CTIA and Wireless Foundation’s resource site covers topics from cyberbullying to online privacy. A parents guide covers phone safety issues.
Common Sense Media, tinyurl.com/om2dt8f: The digital education nonprofit organization’s website has a section devoted to cellphone issues. Topics include using phones responsibly, making rules, deciding what phones and plans to buy and keeping tabs on kids.
Cellphone providers: Carriers such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon offer safety tips and advice for parents through their websites or link to other sites, including the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Stay Safe Online guide (go to staysafeonline.org and type “parental controls” in the search field).