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Every since 1860 the Boys & Girls Club of America has been keeping our kids off of the streets while teaching, playing and educating them. My boys attended the BGCA every summer when they were younger.
They each made friendships with other boys that will last a lifetime. They enjoyed the summers spent there and learned many valuable life lessons. The staff was always friendly and did a lot to teach my boys’ the value of friendship and conflict resolution. The majority of the centers in our State are located in urban areas and give neighborhood kids a safe place to go. The kids that attend the BGCA are less likely to get into trouble, join gangs or pick up bad habits while being left alone at home while parents work.
The BGCA has embarked on a new initiative, the CyberSafe website. The interactive website has a #CyberTribe of expert teens who answers questions for both parents and teens. They focus on the issues facing our kids online, cyber bullying, mobile device safety and online privacy.
The site teaches through easy quizzes and weekly Q&A’s with the CyberTribe, sponsored by Sprint. I admit, even though I spend the majority of my time online there were several things I overlooked or didn’t realize when it came to keeping my kids safe online. It never occurred to me to Google my kid’s names. Just goes to show you, you can never be too safe online. I was happy to find out after taking the quiz I am a Cyber Survivor parent. But the quiz prompted me to have a talk with my boys about sharing on social networks.
Internet Safety Awareness is extremely important. The BGCA has partnered with Sprint to help both parents and teens become aware of all the things we can do to become and stay safe online. Take a quiz, ask a question, these are the easy tools and cyber safe resources used to educate and teach an ever increasing digital age.
How safe are your teens online, on social media websites, cell phones? Find out visit the BGCA website and take the quiz or ask the #CyberTribe a question. Everyone who submits a question is entered to win an iPAd mini and $500 to the Boys & Girls Club of their choice.