Promoting a Safer ‘Net

 

The Internet can be an extremely valuable tool: simplifying tasks like shopping and banking and helping students complete their homework, faster and smarter. But there are also risks on the Internet, especially for young people.

One critical way to help make the Internet a safer place is to raise awareness — among parents, educators, and other caregivers — about the steps they can take and the tools available to them.

As a leading provider of high-speed Internet service, Suddenlink is doing its part …

Promoting Web-based resources like Netsmartz,” “Point Smart, Click Safe,” and “INOBTR.”

Offering a simple list of ten tips for parents and teachers.

Providing free air time for TV spots that help raise awareness of the issue

Partnering on educational workshops — with school districts, PTA’s, and law enforcement officials — in communities from west Texas to northeast Arkansas.

Some kids as young as five are already actively using the Internet. If you haven’t yet taken time to learn what you can due to help protect them — it’s never too soon to start.