I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for BGCA. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #CyberSafe #CyberTribe #MC #sponsored
In case you missed it, June is National Internet Safety Month. It’s a great time to brush up on internet safety tips and be aware of issues like cyber-bullying and privacy settings. Here is a great video highlighting some great information about Social Networking from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s Cyber Tribe.
I have to admit I do consider myself to be pretty cyber savvy as a blogger, but even I didn’t know that 51% of teen said they have given out personal information online and I don’t know more than half of those code words teens are using these days like LMIRL which means “Let’s meet in real life”. Pretty scary right?
The Boys & Girls Club is running it’s Cyber Safe Futures campaign to spread awareness about Internet Safety. This year they have turned the tables have asked real life expert teens, the “CyberTribe,” to answer your cyber safety questions throughout the month of June. Pretty cool right? I know this will get my preteens more interested in cyber safety and I feel like it helps give adults a better view of their world online.
As part of the Cyber Safe Futures campaign, parents can ask the Cyber Tribe questions and they can also learn more about cyberbullying, online privacy, social networking, and mobile smarts through an abundance of resources. One resource is an online glossary to help parent stay on top of technology and social network trends. BGCA is also entering everyone who submits a question to the CyberTribe into a raffle to win one of three grand prizes — an iPad and $500 to the Club of your choice!
I encourage you to check out the Cyber Safe site and take advantage of the resources available. While you’re there, make sure you submit your questions to be entered into the raffle!
Are you a Cyber Smart Parent? Take the Cyber Smart Parent Quiz to find out!