Here’s the TRUTH!
and in 65% of these cases, information gathered from a child’s online profile lead predators to their home, school, or both.
It is scary to think that 69% of our kids regularly receive online communication from strangers and don’t tell a parent or caretaker. In fact, most kids won’t bring online problems into a conversation with a caring adult they believe isn’t tech-savvy.
But that’s not the end of the problem…
it actually gets worse…
Here’s the real problem families and the organizations that work with them are facing:
- Online predators are only one issue that face our kids online.
- Over 1 million Canadian Children have been cyberbullied – this could be happening at your organization’s programing or while kids are in your care.
- 1 in 10 kids are victims of identity theft – this number is much higher for kids who use social assistance or foster care services.
- The largest group of online pornography users are boys ages 12 – 17 (in fact 90% of kids in that age group have viewed online porn – both boys and girls)
Our families are looking to our youth mentors for help – to you, your staff, and your organization. They want a go to expert who understands these problems and how to work through them.
These families want someone they already know, like, and trust to teach them what to be on watch for, which apps are dangerous, and how to recognize problems in their homes.
A lot of organizations want to help train their families to deal with these issues and have experts in to talk with children, parents, staff, and volunteers. It can be costly one-time event, and not always in the budget for small organizations to do on a regular basis. Developing a cyber safety course to teach the families you work with is also costly. Mostly likely it will be out of date before you even start. It may not include steps on how to deal with all online issues.
And, worst of all, as youth leaders, mentors, and experts in child welfare, families are expecting you to be an expert in keeping our kids safe digitally – and yet how can you keep up with all the online problems and do the rest of your job as well. Most organizations don’t know where to start to help families to protect their kids from online dangers
But luckily for you, there’s now a solution… Cyber Smart Canada’s Certified Trainers Program.
Becoming a Cyber Smart Certified Trainer:
- Gives you the tools you need to train your organization’s staff, volunteers, & families;
- Means you can quickly create an environment in your organization where staff, volunteers, parents, and children are all able to communicate about digital issues;
- Makes it easy to explain the digital issues facing our kids (youngers, tweens & teens) as well as show how to work through problems together as a family or a community;
- You will be able to effortlessly deliver a professionally designed and proven family cyber safety training program which helps protect all the children your organization works with;
- Gets you more confidence in your ability to mentor families & children through digital problems;
- You’ll be the go to expert for family cyber safety issues because you will know The Real SECRET for protecting all children in your community;
- Your organization will have an established system to deal with digital issues;
- You’ll be able to effectively train groups of parents & volunteers on family cyber safety;
So, STOP worrying about trying to create an in-house program which will become rapidly out of date before you even implement it. . .
In hopes of reaching our goal of helping 250,000 families by 2021, we are offering a 20% discount to any organization who wants to have a Cyber Smart Certified Trainer within their organization for the months of September and October 2017 (use the code: IHelpKids2017).