This group is also the first group to graduate with a full portfolio of digital citizenship skills in their backpacks. From kindergarten through fifth grade we have addressed everything from information privacy to junk mail to cyber bullying. I hope they are ready to venture on and create a positive, responsible digital footprint.
If you ask them, they will say that their parents are their most valuable tool in keeping them safe on the internet. They know to ask before they go on websites and to make sure their parents know if anything happens that make them uncomfortable. Building good digital citizens is one of the most important things that we can do as parents these days and it is a long term project. It's a huge responsibility. If you don't believe me think of the parents of those kids whose videos and pictures go viral (and not for a good reason)
As a parent of older teens I'll tell you that you will try to walk the fine line between being proactive and being nosy (I have erred on both sides of that line, mostly the nosy side) Kids aren't born with Cyber skills and young kids venturing into social media need your consistent input. Talk to them about their texts, photos and posts and use their friends posts as teachable moments (there will be a lot of those) Trust them to do the right thing but make sure they have the skills to recognize what the right thing is when faced with a choice.
I love Common Sense Media for advice on Digital Citizenship. You'll find videos that are designed to address specific topics that will come up as your kids grow their digital footprint.
And, here is a five minute film festival on Digital Citizenship from Edutopia
More More More. There are plenty of resources for creating digital citizens.