I REALLY want a phone...
  1. Rules?
  2. Safe screen time?
  3. Boundaries?
I don't think I want a phone...

You don’t need to do anything you don’t want. Remember, you matter and you don’t have to do anything to fit in.

I don't think I want a SMART phone.
  1. Not everyone has to have a “Smart” phone.
  2. Have you heard of the Gabb phone?
I need to talk to my someone
  1. YOU are important to the safe adults in your life.
  2. They will listen to you.
  3. Just be honest.
What if I found something bad on my phone?
  1. Tell a parent right away.
  2. This can help you: worksheet. (PDF)


These tools can help you talk about hard topics.

Ask an adult to help you print these out! Then you can work on it together!

Worksheets for Children 10 and up
Worksheets for Children 10 and under


We all need extra help sometimes. Please click on these links with your parent/caregiver or a trusted adult.

If this is an emergency, call 911.


These resource links represent a compilation of resources identified by iRespect&Protect staff.  It is not intended to be comprehensive and iRespect&Protect does not specifically endorse or make any representations regarding any of the resources.

Games and Videos
  • Interland Game
    Learn about the Internet in Kind Kingdom, Tower of Treasures, Mindful Mountain, and Reality River. Spanish available. Best for older kids.
  • NetSmartz
    A site with videos, shows, and games to learn about internet safety and making better choices. Watch Julie’s Journey, Split Decisions, Two Kinds of Stupid, Your Photo Fate, and Broken Friendship.
  • Net Smartz Safety Videos
    Fun digital safety lessons. Learn from Nettie, Webster, and Clicky, the internet safety robot.
Local Support If You Need Help


Learn how special you are. Learn how to get your first phone.

Ask your parent/caregiver or a trusted adult to sign you up!

Cell Phones and Children, Best Practices

Learn best practices for cell phones for your children and you. Tools and resources provided to help families: create boundaries, model healthy choices, apps to be aware of, creating your own family digital media contract, and more. -Spanish Available.


Learn about yourself, your worth, and how cell phones and the internet have an influence on your life. This training can be customized to fit your time-frame and audience level (ie: youth-serving organization, parent night, or interactive workshop for kids or teens).