December 21, 2009
Help Keep Kids Safer Online This Gift-Giving Season with Tips from Sprint's 4NetSafety Program
4NetSafety resources are available at www.4netsafety.com. All services are free of charge with no registration required, and many features are also available in Spanish. Tools for kids, such as animated videos and tips and activity cards for educators are presented in an interactive, comic-book style to help kids learn in a fun, engaging manner. Other tools are designed for parents, guardians and teachers to help teach children appropriate and safe online behaviors.
"Internet-safety resources like 4NetSafety are particularly needed this time of year, when many young people will be receiving technology gadgets for the holidays," said Debby Ballard, director of Community Affairs for Sprint. "If a child in your life is receiving any sort of device that can access the Internet - or even if the child already has such a device - now is a great time to have that talk about how to safely learn and play online."
Here are some important online-safety tips that parents and guardians can share with their kids:
The 4NetSafety program is funded through Sprint Project ConnectSM, Sprint's charitable wireless recycling program. For more Internet safety tips or information about how to recycle a wireless phone and/or accessories, visit www.4netsafety.com.
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John D. Adams, 913-315-3903