Teenagers live online nearly 58% of teens own smartphones and make up the markets largest growing sector.
Non profit organization Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) partnered with nine tech companies including Facebook, Microsoft and Google to build A Platform for Good.
The newly launched online resource provides teens, parents and teachers the tools to raise awareness about efficient online safety practices.
Price will provide parents with a collection of checklists, resources, best practices and tools to help protect children in cyberspace.
At Facebook, nothing is more important than the safety of the people who use our service, The Facebook Safety team wrote.
We believe that helping families teach teens digital citizenship skills is a critical and essential part of providing a safe and secure experience online.
A recent Pew study shows most American teens are already pro active about what they share on social networks.
Nearly 50% of survey participants decided against posting content online because of safety concerns.
Teens regularly use privacy settings, selective friending and message controls.
The strongest impetus was to change the conversation from fear based to [an] evidence based and positive outlook, Chief Executive Officer of FOSI Stephen Balkam tells Mashable.
Lessons will be taught on protecting private information, ways to stay safe online, respecting themselves and others in online communities, cyber bullying and time management.
Teens can discover and use resources such as activism platform Change.org, Idealist for global volunteer opportunities and DoSomething.org, a vehicle for social change for teenagers.
Users can also find polls for parents, videos for teachers and sweepstakes for teens.
And it isn’t just teens, kids learn from their parents and their parents are texting.
Security experts will regularly contribute helpful posts to the websites blog.
The platform is open for sharing personal stories, talking about online activism and promoting ideas to enhance the education system.
The website pulls in detailed content about online safety and security to one place.
Teachers can implement student research projects, performances or educational workshops with the help of A Platform for Good.
Working with school counselors, teachers, library media specialists and technology assistants in the schools, students will be taught the components of being a good digital citizen.
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