I think it’s safe to say that we are all on the internet at some point throughout the day, ever single day. I run an online business. I do all of my grocery shopping online. The other day I purchased a new baby monitor…online. I need a new dress for an upcoming gala and I’ve been searching online for the perfect one. My son needs a tutor so I emailed his teacher from my phone. It’s crazy to think, but so much of our life has become dependent of being online.
Yesterday my son needed to do his spelling homework and needed access to my computer so he could login to his account. He’s 8. I try to keep him sheltered from “online”, but in this generation, it’s literally unavoidable.
We had the opportunity as a part of Forward Influence to head to San Antonio in honor of Safer Internet Day. And it was just that… awesome. We listened to a panel discuss stats and details on our new internet users and what that means for our kiddos. We had the chance to take a tour of the Be Internet Awesome event and have a hands on and interactive experience seeing exactly what it means to be safe while online. From checking passwords to learning “fake”, Google for Education left no stone unturned.
Join our little internet loving family in celebrating Safer Internet Day: Here’s what we’re learning at the Be Internet Awesome adventure in San Antonio, TX!
Be Internet Awesome ::
To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.
The Internet Code of Awesome ::
Good (and bad) news travels fast online, and without some forethought, kids can find themselves in tricky situations that have lasting consequences. The solve? Learning how to share with those they know and those they don’t.
- Encourage thoughtful sharing by treating online communication like face-to-face communication; if it isn’t right to say, it isn’t right to post.
- Create guidelines about what kind of communication is (and isn’t) appropriate.
- Keep personal details about family and friends private.
Kids can play their way to being Internet Awesome with Interland, an online adventure that puts the key lessons of digital safety into hands-on practice with four challenging games.
Come Together for a Better Internet with your family by using Be Internet Awesome starting with the program’s NEW Family Guide and then encourage your kids to put their skills to the test with Interland at g.co/Interland.
- Use Be Internet Awesome’s quick tips for families for Safer Internet Day.
- Encourage your child’s school to come together for a better internet too by sharing Be Internet Awesome with their teachers
- Have a conversation with your kids about how to be safe and smart online on SID and everyday by using the information you learned from Be Internet Awesome.