“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for BGCA Cyber Safe Initiative. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”Being a mom to a middle schooler means I’m keenly aware of the dangers that can lurk online. When I was my daughter’s age my mom only had to worry about me talking on the phone (corded no less!) too much. Now I have to monitor my daughter’s screen time on her iPhone and discuss with her online etiquette with regard to social media.
Did you know that Boys & Girls Clubs of America has a fantastic online resource to educate and inform teens on cyber safety issues? BGCA’s Cyber Safe Futures annual initiative in support of Internet Safety Awareness month in Junes has a fun new twist this year that makes it even more relevant to teens. Each week the website spotlights a teen CyberTribe Q&A in partnership with Sprint. This four-member team features teens from various parts of the country ready to respond to questions about growing up as a teen in the digital age.
The BGCA CyberTribe is the perfect go to team to ask questions regarding cyberbullying, online privacy, social media, and other relevant issues plugged-in teens grapple with. And, let’s face it, teens are going to be much more comfortable approaching other teens for guidance than adults, particularly their parents! Everyone (parent or teen) who submits a question to the CyberTribe via the simple online form is entered into a raffle to win either an iPad and $500 to the Club of your choice. So, go ahead and submit your question about #cybersafety!
In addition to peer resources for teens, the website features a great resources section on subjects such as cyberbullying, mobile technologies, social networks and online privacy. Even if you don’t yet have a teen, it’s a fantastic go to website for topics you’ll need to brush up on because before you know it, your child will be digital savvy.
What questions would you ask the BGCA CyberTribe?