Monday, June 20, 2011

June: Internet Safety Month 2011

6/20, More resources on Internet safety. R. Coleman, CPAM


With the school year ending, kids will be spending more time online. In fact, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance, children and teens aged 8-18 spend an average of 7 and a half hours each day with electronic devices – where they may be vulnerable to cyber bulling, cyber predators, and other criminal activity.

The Stop. Think. Connect. Campaign encourages students, parents, and teachers to remain vigilant about their daily Internet use and offers the following advice to parents to keep their children safe online:

Stop: Before letting children use the Internet, set clear guidelines about which sites they are allowed to visit and what they should do if they see something questionable.

Think: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs that may indicate your child is using the Internet unsafely.

Connect: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken steps to safeguard yourself and your family.



The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign is happy to announce that the Federal Communications Commission has joined the Cyber Coalition.

At an event on May 16, 2011, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the partnership. Read more about the event here.

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