During this global pandemic, we are turning towards technology now more than ever to keep us connected. At BBBS, we're grateful our matches can continue to stay in touch, but know this comes with additional responsibilities to ensure the safety of our Littles.
The below resources provide education for parents, guardians, and mentors as well as resources to share with youth and help them learn about internet safety.
Internet Crimes Against Children:
This has resources on general Internet safety, gaming, cyberbullying, etc..
Teaching Internet Safety to Teens
Videos, short films, games and interactive comics that teach teens about making safer choices online:
NetSmartz Online Safety Educational Program
An interactive, educational program that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer online. This is designed for children 5-17, parents/guardians, educators.
Below we've added additional links to age specific web series that present digital safety lessons in a fun and age-appropriate manner:
Additional Resources for Internet Safety
Tip sheet on gaming safely
Parents’ Guide to Smartphone Safety
Protecting your kids online
For additional guidance or questions on how best to share these resources with your Little, please reach out to your Match Support Specialist. If you have additional ideas and resource, please feel free to share with Diane Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.