These indicators have been compiled with a grading system to help you and your community think through aspects of child and youth friendliness in each domain.
A grading system allows you to recognize that (for most of these indicators) there are many steps between 'not at all child and youth friendly' and 'extremely child and youth friendly'. Your community may fall somewhere in the middle on many of the indicators.
For each indicator, try to grade your community out of 10.
1 being "Not at all child and youth friendly",
5 being "some positive aspects but some changes could be made" and
10 being "We are a leader in child and youth friendly practices".
This is designed to be printed and done communally.
CHILD & YOUTH FRIENDLY Technology
FEATURES OF CHILD AND YOUTH FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES
programs are available that teach children and youth about their digital footprint and online safety
programs are available that teach children and youth about appropriate responses to online bullying
simple instructions on privacy/parental controls are available for all devices that access the Internet and social media websites
programs are available to strengthen parental capacity (e.g., information for parents on current issues, how to talk to your child about internet safety, and best practices with respect to children’s access to technology)
free internet is offered in public places
websites have child appropriate content and information
hotlines are available for individuals who would like to report abuse
services and supports are available online adults working with children are trained to recognize warning signs and symptoms of internet abuse
facial recognition software is utilized to assist authorities in catching predators and identifying victims
a national system is present that records Internet crimes against children and youth
OUR COMMUNITY IS
1- UNFRIENDLY 5- OK 10-A LEADER