Submitted by: Savvy Cyber Kids
Posted: Sep 30, 2013 – 07:25 AM EST
ATLANTA, Sep. 30 /CSRwire/ - Savvy Cyber Kids today announced a partnership with Mom Trusted through which cyber security awareness education materials will be distributed to 11,000 preschool aged children. In support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), Savvy Cyber Kids and Mom Trusted provided a kit of supplies that included materials to bring the concepts of cyber safety, privacy, and ethics straight to our youngest online participants.
“The first time a parent hands a child an iPad or smartphone is the point when parents should start reading the Savvy Cyber Kids picture books to their children just as they read them stories before naptime or bedtime,” said Ben Halpert, founder and president of Savvy Cyber Kids. “If we can ingrain the concepts of cyber security awareness, privacy, ethics, and appropriate bully response into the minds of our children, then we have the opportunity to appropriately shape a generation’s children as they grow up online.”
“The internet is an amazing tool for learning and, as parents in this digital age, we use it regularly to help our children explore new things. When your child asks a question like, ‘Why do bees make honey?’ we can easily say, ‘Well, let’s look it up and see,’ to find the answer for them,” said Angela Conley, president and co-founder of MomTrusted.com. “Helping our children navigate the world is our number one priority, but online, we have to make sure they know what’s safe and what’s not. The Savvy Cyber Kids books are helping us do that.”
In addition to the Savvy Cyber Kids materials, each set of materials included a STOP.THINK.CONNECT. toolkit for teachers and parents to leverage to assist in expanding awareness of cyber security issues we all face in today’s online environment.
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About Mom Trusted
Mom Trusted (www.momtrusted.com) is a community of parents and early education & child care providers. We help parents find education and care trusted by their friends. Parents can research providers, get the inside scoop from current and alumni parents, and see which providers are recommended by their friends network. Using Mom Trusted Connect, enrolled parents and their providers stay connected and can share the great moments that happen every day with private photo sharing, classroom discussions, and announcements.
About Savvy Cyber Kids
The mission of Savvy Cyber Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to teach kids safety before they go online. Utilizing traditional learning tools, such as children's picture books, Savvy Cyber Kids focuses on preparing children to be more cautious when going online. Savvy Cyber Kids focuses on ingraining security awareness and ethics into the minds of preschool aged children. Targeting children at the preschool level will enable appropriate decision making to be second nature as the child matures surrounded by a world filled with interactive technology. Connect with Savvy Cyber Kids on Twitter and Facebook.