Answers to these questions and many more can be found at www.CyberSafeFamily.com, a new website educating parents about online safety. Cammie Moise, also known as “Cyber Safe Mom”, launched this site targeted at parents who are concerned about protecting their kids online. CyberSafeFamily.com gives parents practical information on internet safety, digital devices and technology trends that affect kids today. “Many online safety sites target kids and teens, but CyberSafeFamily focuses on educating parents,” said Moise. “I believe educating parents is the key to keeping our kids safe online.”
Moise noticed the need for parent education on internet safety when her third grader had a USB drive on his school supply list. “At that moment, I realized our kids would be leaving the online safety zone of our school and many would be going home to unprotected home computers and laptops,” said Moise. “Most of the parents I spoke to did not have filtering software installed on their computer, did not really know what their kids were doing online and had not spoken to their kids about the good and the bad of the internet.”
Many parents are unaware of the dangers kids face when they go online. These dangers include inappropriate material, sharing personal information, web predators and cyberbullying. “When you add in cell phones, online gaming and digital devices into the mix, it becomes difficult to keep up with it all,” said Moise. “Technology has added a new dimension to our parenting and we need to be aware of the dangers our kids face online.”
“Parents can be overwhelmed by today’s technology and many have no idea how to start talking to their kids about online safety,” said Moise. “But today’s technology means parents now have the responsibility to teach their kids not only the dangers but responsible online behavior as well. “
Realizing the importance of educating parents on this topic, Moise not only launched CyberSafeFamily.com, but began speaking on this topic in her local community. She has presented, “Educating Parents on Technology and Internet Safety” at PTA meetings, neighborhood groups and church groups.
CyberSafeFamily.com has teamed up with SimpleK12 to provide the Internet Safety Program for Families. This is a comprehensive, online internet training course to help parents teach their kids how to stay safe online. In addition to the online curriculum and training lessons, the program includes assessments, quizzes and a safety pledge for your kids, and a self-assessment and resources for parents.
Visit http://www.CyberSafeFamily.com for additional information. Keep your family safe online and become a “Cyber Safe Parent” by joining their free subscription service which provides multiple updates each week. You can also follow CyberSafeFamily on Twitter and FaceBook.
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CyberSafeFamily.com believes educating parents is the key to keeping our kids safe online. CyberSafeFamily.com helps by providing parents with the knowledge, resources and solutions they needed to protect their family online and keep them up to date.