The below resources will help you in connect with others online. Learn how to video conference, get started on social media, understand privacy settings, learn about ways to communicate online and relevant etiquette, create a positive identity, and deal with miscommunication and cyberbullying.
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Getting Started with Zoom (GCFLearn): Get comfortable using Zoom with friends & family.
How to Use Zoom Course (TechBoomers): Organized by topic to get started with Zoom.
Google Hangouts (GCFLearn): Get comfortable using Google Hangouts with friends & family.
Google Meet Training (Google): Learn the basics of this video meeting platform.
How to Use Google Hangouts Course (TechBoomers): Organized by topic to learn Google Hangouts.
How To Use House Party (YouTube- Techboomers): Video chat & play games to connect.
How to Use Facetime (Apple): iPhone users can use the built-in Facetime app to connect.
Which Video Chat App Should I Use? (Vogue): Learn the difference between popular apps.
All About Online Communication (GCFLearn): Learn how and when to use different communication methods, including email, video chat, instant messaging, blogging, and more.
10 Ways to Communicate Using the Internet (Techwalla): Discover the history of online communication, if you’re interested in how the technology came about.
Keeping Kids Safe in Cyberspace (Center for Parenting Education): A guide to help parents learn and navigate safe use of digital communication for children and teens.
Evolution of Communication Across Generations (Notre Dame of Maryland University): Learn how different generations approach online communication, and how to bridge the gap.
What is Cyberbullying: StopBullying.gov is a thorough resource for learning about cyberbullying tactics, prevention, and impact on the lives of students.
Top Ten Tips for Adults Who Are Being Harassed Online: This printable top ten list can help adults in need of assistance in the cyber world.
Cyberbullying Research Center: Find a collection of resources for all ages.