Helping children, families and schools to use technology safely, responsibly and successfully
Children grow up in a world where online activities are a normal part of everyday life.
Often, children may be technology experts, but in reality they are particularly vulnerable to online risks, from malware and ransomware to social media threats, fake information, and cyberbullying.
Since 2008, our Internet Safety for Kids and Families (ISKF) program has provided parents, teachers and young people with information on how to avoid and manage online risks and shows what responsible behavior looks like on the Internet. Through partnerships, volunteers, grants and donations, we have been able to offer free events to communities around the world. We are happy to provide free resources and insights from our internal ISKF expert Lynette Owens.
We have many advantages and possibilities of the Internet millions Led to people in local events, online resources, social media and through our What’s Your Story competitions. We are particularly proud to have hosted nearly 20,000 people at local events in 15 countries from the United States to Egypt!
News and resources
7 easy steps to protecting your family’s online privacy
Find out what you can do as a family to protect your privacy online.
A guide for parents on media literacy
Learn how you can help your children develop healthy media literacy.
Education to be responsible citizens of the digital world
Learn what content children are exposed to in online media, from preschool to high school.
2017 was a very active year for our Internet Safety for Kids and Families program. We have conducted nearly 15,000 local events, lectured in more than 7,000 schools and more than 1,000 posts to our What’s Your Story video contest.
We often run our local events at schools, but we also work with community youth centers, sports teams, and groups such as foster parent associations. Our highly qualified and trained Internet security experts focus on providing information to help communities connect online securely and responsibly.
Sponsorship and events organized together with other organizations
Creating a safer digital world is a huge shared responsibility. That’s why we’ve partnered with dozens of organizations to make the digital world a better and safer place.
We have long sponsored PTO Today’s Internet Safety Night, a project involving more than 5,000 schools across the country. Our volunteers have the opportunity to give lectures on safe and responsible use of the Internet at these schools.
What’s your story? competition
What’s your story? is an international video / poster competition that gives young people the chance to explain to other people how to be safe, responsible and successful online. The competition was first held in the United States and Canada in 2011 and gives young people a voice and encourages them to help solve problems related to online behavior. Students work on a specific question or topic each year and are asked to use their Embassy #YouthAdvocacy reach as many people as possible.
The competition also shows how technologies / social media can be used in a positive way, and has now been hosted in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, New Zealand Philippines, Egypt and the Czech Republic. The public selects the finalists for our independent jury, which then determines the final winner each year.
The theme for the What’s Your Story competition 2018 (USA and Canada) is: "How do you determine in the online world what is real or what is fake?"
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