Impact Feature Issue on Supporting the Social Well-Being of Children and Youth with Disabilities

Social Networking Sites and Youth with Disabilities:
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These resources may be useful to youth with disabilities and their parents as they explore online social networking:

  • YO! Safety Tips.  These tips from Youth Organizing Disabled and Proud! help young people safely use the Internet, online videos, and mobile devices. The Web site includes resources from around the country.
  • Cyber Disclosure for Youth with Disabilities.  Disclosing disability on social networking sites can make that information available to future employers, as well, through their Internet searches to learn more about job applicants. This document from the National Coalition on Workforce and Disability helps youth make informed choices about whether and how to disclose their disability online.
  • Is Your Child Being Bullied in Cyberspace? PDF This fact sheet helps families understand and spot cyberbullying, and protect their children. It's published by PACER Center, Inc.