Recently Utah Netsmartz has been in the news sharing information about how to stay safe online. Check out the stories here
- Immediate steps you can take to predator proof your child’s smartphone
- How to protect your kids who play online games
- The internet language kids use to hide their online activities from parents
- Altamont assembly focuses on sexting, cyberbullying, and online predators
If you’re looking for more information on how to keep you child safe online, check out our parent section. We have lots of resources to help you protect your kids online.
This month our program was in the Herald Journal in Logan following a training at Nibley Elementary. The students were a great audience, and showed interest and respect as we talked about what they can do to stay away from the dangers they face on the Internet.
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Our goal is to empower students to make positive choices while they are on the Internet and while using technology to socialize with their friends. We want students to understand that they have control over everything they do on the Internet. They choose what websites they visit, who they talk to and add to their friends list, and what information they share with other people. They are also the one’s creating the environment they are socializing in online.
This is why it’s important that parents and guardians are involved to help guide the students to make positive choices. This includes monitoring what websites they are visiting, who they’re talking to online, what information they are sharing, and creating a positive environment for themselves and all of their friends.
Utah Netsmartz has the privilege to work with the Utah Attorney Generals office, specifically their ICAC unit. Just recently ICAC was featured on ABC 4 news. Check out the story here: ABC4 – UTAH ICAC
West Point Jr. High School, in Davis school district, had a run in with a potential online predator last November. The event occurred just one week after we provided an Internet Safety assembly to the students there. Due to the information presented during the assembly, the West Point Jr High students who received contact from the predator, reported them immediately. Below is a link to the news article. Being involved with an organization that is helping to protect Utah’s youth from online dangers is so rewarding!
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In March of 2014, Utah Netsmartz participated in an internet safety seminar put together by local PTA members. The event was attended by more than 1500 parents and students from the North Ogden area. Training was provided to students on how to avoid and deal with internet predators, how to keep your information safe and private on the internet, the consequences of sexting, and cyberbullying. This was an amazing event to be a part of. Below is the link to the article published in the Standard Examiner.
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