Parenting today’s tech-savvy kids can be difficult, especially if you didn’t grow up using the same technologies. The Internet Safety presentation on May 9 and other NetSmartz resources can help.The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Fort Bend ISD Educational Technology Department are hosting a NetSmartz Internet Safety Presentation on Monday, May 9, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Fort Bend ISD Administration Annex Building’s Main Auditorium, 3119 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land.
NetSmartz is an Internet safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that uses the latest technology to create high-impact educational activities for even the most tech-savvy kids of any age group.
The goal of NetSmartz is to give parents, guardians and community leaders the tools to extend the safety awareness of children and empower them to make responsible decisions online and in real life. This is accomplished by:
• Enhancing the ability of children to recognize dangers on the Internet
• Encouraging children to report victimization to a trusted adult
• Supporting and enhancing community education efforts
• Increasing communication between adults and children about online safety
• Enhancing the ability of children to understand that people they first “meet” on the Internet should never be considered their friend
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, (NCMEC), is a private, (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization which was created in 1984. The mission of the organization is to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children.
The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents and children including child victims as well as other professionals.