#Sponsored #MC Keep Your Children Safe Online With #CyberTribe – BGCA And Your Kids Stay #CyberSafe
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I am pretty knowledgeable about technology but of course I am not an expert. So many bloggers are much more tech savvy than I. However, in my daytime job I am pretty tech savvy compared to everyone there. Funny how that is. But when I started in my career we were on big old main frame servers – servers that literally took up an entire room; servers that took 23 of the large floppy discs to back them up every night and it took 10 hours to do it.
Then along came windows and the internet. I could never in a million years have imagined that just about anything I wanted to research will be on my fingertips. But even more – that anyone I ever wanted to “talk” to would be just as accessible. My oldest two children were able to pretty safely navigate through all this social media accessibility. However, my third child definitely succumbed to so many things. And I am social media savvy. It was a full time job keeping track of her. I now have the two youngest children and they have yet to be “on” social media. Every now and then I let them peruse my Facebook page with me but they do not have accounts, they do not post and they don’t have any interactions. They also don’t have cell phones yet etc… That day will be here soon though I am sure.
Then there is bullying. The biggest thing I had to worry about was possible bullying on the playground. Cyber bullying is just as nasty and a 24/7 possibility. You have got to keep an eye on your children’s online activities to help keep them safe. We have all heard horrific stories – we must be proactive parents.
But now you can get help from BGCA CyberSafe site. There are quizzes, resources, and even a way to submit questions for your most pressing concerns. Boys & Girls Club of America have teamed up with SPRINT to create a CyberTribe – a team of tech savvy 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.
There are so many great resources available – check it out. Take their quiz to test your online safety knowledge. Ask a question of the CyberTribe and enter their giveaway!