New initiative provides free online safety resources to Fayetteville parents

Image: Courtesy, Safer Fayetteville

A new group will provide parents of children in Fayetteville Public Schools with free access to an online resource created to help monitor and safeguard their children’s online experience.

The group, called Safer Fayetteville, has partnered with the school district to provide free access to Parent ProTech software, a platform created to help parents assist their families to navigate technology safely.

Safer Fayetteville was created in 2023 by a group of concerned parents in partnership with the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation. Their mission is to identify and fund safety and security needs across the district’s school campuses.

The platform includes videos and other resources about parental control tips, online trends, how to discuss online safety, and other questions around social media, video games, AI, streaming, and more

“We are grateful for our partnership with Safer Fayetteville and Parent ProTech, which offers our parents an excellent resource for keeping them informed as they strive to keep their children safe online,” said Fayetteville Superintendent John Mulford in a press release issued. “As we enter the summer months, when students’ screen time will likely increase, we encourage all our parents to explore Parent ProTech to be better informed about the online dangers their kids face.”

Access to the software is free to parents of students in the Fayetteville Public School system for two years thanks to the new program, officials said.

Instructions on how to gain access to the software are included below.

For more information about Safer Fayetteville, visit fayedfoundation.org/saferfayetteville or visit their Instagram account.