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Are You a Cyber Smart Parent?
Parenting teenagers is hard. A lot of the time. And, its different for us than it was for our parents thanks to technology, especially social media. As someone that was an early adopter of most social media networks thanks to my line of work, I have seen firsthand some of the great things these networks offer, and sadly, some of the scarier things that I want to keep my kids safe from.
With more and more kids getting online unmonitored thanks largely to their access to social media through cell phones, iPods and various tablets. These pocket devices make getting online convenient – but also a little too easy for our kids and because they can delete things so easily, it can be tough to monitor those texts, instant messages and even just the number of accounts one child might have.
It’s challenging to say the least – but so important to get a handle on! But, if you aren’t as cyber smart as your tech savvy teen, how do know where to begin?
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BGCA’s CyberSafe Futures Initiative and Teen CyberTribe Q&A
BGCA’s Cyber Safe Site is a great way to get started on your #cybersafe journey! BGCA’s Cyber Safe Futures initiative supports Internet Safety Awareness and offers a weekly teen CyberTribe Q&A in partnership with Sprint.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, in partnership with Sprint, has assembled our CyberTribe of expert teens — to answer your questions on the issues facing kids online, like cyberbullying, mobile device safety, online privacy and personal data sharing, especially on social networks. Because every teen deserves a #cybersafe future.
Let’s face it, teens today are oftentimes more savvy about #cybersafety than their parents because they were born directly into the technology age. If you’ve got questions about cyber safety, our CyberTribe of expert teens has answers. Submit your questions below then enter for a chance to win an iPad mini and $500 to the Boys & Girls Club of your choice. Check back for updates from the CyberTribe each week in June for Internet Safety Month.
Got pressing questions about Cyber Safety? Our CyberTribe of expert teens is on call to respond. You ask, we answer. Plus, after you submit your question, enter for a chance to win an iPad Mini and $500 to a local Boys & Girls Club of your choice!
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To submit your questions to the CyberTribe:
- Visit the BGCA CyberSafe site
- Visit the “Ask the CyberTribe” tab
- Click “Ask now”
- Write in your question, fill out your information (First Name, Last initial, City, and State)
- Click “Submit”
- After hitting submit you will be given the change to enter the CyberSafe Futures Giveaway.
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