Celebrate Internet Safety Month With Common Sense!
It's Internet Safety Month, and Time Warner Cable and Common Sense Media have teamed up to promote web safety!
Their goal is to educate parents and their kids about how to safely navigate the sometimes dangerous waters of the internet.
Sweety High is a safe, online community with a zero-tolerance policy on bullying. We absolutely love what Time Warner and Common Sense are doing together!
International Safety Month is June, which coincides with the end of school and the start of summer for many children. Kids are spending more time online because they have more free time.
"Children can be more exposed to the digital world when out of school," said Glenn Britt, CEO of Time Warner Cable in a press release, "so this summer is an opportune time for parents to use Digital Passport and our new website to talk to their kids about this important issue."
The Digital Passport Program by Common Sense Media is a series of fun web games and videos that educate students from 3rd to 5th grade about independent learning and instill a sense of digital respect and community.
"Media and technology offer a world of possibilities," said James P. Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media, "but there are potential pitfalls, too.Preparing our kids to use these tools responsibly will be crucial to their success in the 21st century."
To learn more about what you can do to be safe online, check out these Sweety High PSAs!
1. Think before you post. Never post anything that you wouldn't say to someone's face, or that you would be embarrassed to say in front of your parents.
2. Don't upload any photos you might regret later. You don't have to impress anyone be being something you're not. Just be yourself!
3. Don't be a bully. It's never been cool to be a mean person. After all, the bad guy always goes down in the end!
4. Don't get bullied. Talk to an adult if you're being bullied. It's never okay for anyone to make you feel less than awesome!
5. Don't reveal personal information to strangers online that you've never met. You really never know who might be on the other end of the computer screen!