School’s Out! Let’s Talk Online Safety
School is out and summer has officially arrived. While we’ll be enjoying warmer weather and longer days, students will also have more time to spend online without school to keep them occupied. This means it is particularly important for parents to understand how to teach youth about how to stay safe online.
And since June is National Internet Safety Month, this is the perfect time to start a conversation with your family about online safety using the new Spanish-language version of the BEaPROTM Parent app. By offering the app in a second language, we’ll be able to empower and educate an even greater number of parents on how to help their kids stay safe across all connected devices.
When it comes to maintaining your family’s safety both offline and online, parents and guardians (often grandparents) can be the best resources. However, understanding online safety and what the potential risks are can be a daunting task. That’s why, in October, AT&T and iKeepSafe partnered to release the BEaPROTM Parent app, an online safety tool to help you learn what you need to know and where to look for the answers to your most pressing questions.
The app determines where gaps in healthy digital citizenship behavior and attitude exist in your specific household. The app then offers tailored advice and resources that provide you with best practices for teaching your kids about online safety. The BEaPROTM Parent app is available on Android devices, so you can easily access it at all times through your mobile phone.