One of the coolest things about being part of the online safety movement is the incredible way it connects you to like-minded people and organizations.
Let’s Help Those Teachers Too!
One recent connection we’ve made is with Safe Smart Social, an organization we’ve followed for quite some time, gleaning great app safety tips from them.
In fact, Safe Smart Social published this blog from our co-founder, Sarah on their site: 5 Tips To Become a Cyber Savvy Parent or Educator. Here’s an excerpt:
“You may feel that technology is getting more and more complicated, so, therefore, there’s no use keeping up if you’re already behind. However, our responsibilities as parents and educators demand that we stay engaged in our kids’ digital lives. As easy as it might be to wish all of this tech complexity away, it just isn’t reality. In order to protect our kids in the digital world and train them to use wisdom online, we must continue to gain knowledge and understanding about the technology they’re using. Even if you’re only making small steps in your journey to becoming more cyber-savvy, the important thing is to keep moving forward. Don’t give up!”
In April, Sarah will be a panelist at Safe Smart Social’s Digital Citizenship Conference in Los Angeles, California. We have no doubt it will be an impactful opportunity to join forces with other online safety and tech professionals to equip parents and educators in the Souther California region.
Don’t Forget Those Preschoolers!
Tomorrow night Sarah will be speaking to a large MOPS group (Mothers of Preschoolers) in the Nashville area. It’s always exciting to talk to parents with young children about online safety because we can focus on prevention and not intervention. Sarah will focus her talk on what your kids need to know about online safety before Kindergarten. Look for a blog soon about this very subject!
We love joining forces with others who care about protecting kids online. This is why we started Parents Who Fight—to connect parents with the resources they need to fight for their kids’ healthy futures. Do you know an organization we need to connect with? Let us know in the comments below!