In case you haven't already done so, there's no better time than now to implement an Internet safety PLAN for your own family!
"P" - Protect all Internet-enabled devices with Parental Controls to include age-appropriate filters and monitoring tools.
"L" - Limit your child's screen time. Savvy predators are keenly aware kids are spending more time using technology during the pandemic!
"A" - Adopt "Rules 'N Tools (Internet safety rules and software tools) to implement in your home and on all Internet-enabled devices. Also have your child sign EIE's Youth Pledge!
"N" - Navigate EIE's newly redesigned Internet Safety 101 website highlighting the latest news, digital tools, apps and other critical updates to safeguard kids from pornography, sexual predators, traffickers, cyberbullies and threats related to online gaming, social media, and mobile devices.
DID YOU KNOW 1 in 6 youth surveyed (ages 9 - 17) have shared a nude image online?
TAKE ACTION NOW TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ONLINE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
If you haven't done so already, Contact your Representatives here and urge them to support the EARN IT Act! This critical legislation:
- Removes immunity for social media and technology companies that knowingly facilitate the distribution of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on their platforms.
- Updates existing federal statutes to use the term child sexual abuse material (CSAM) instead of child pornography. The term child pornography fails to describe the true nature of the images and undermines the seriousness of the abuse.
- Establishes a commission of survivors, technology representatives, and government stakeholders to create recommendations and voluntary best practices for tech companies to respond to the global pandemic of online sexual exploitation of children.
Let's "Join Together for a Better Internet," the theme of this year's Safer Internet Day, especially for children. EIE counts on your financial support to help us continue our mission to "Make the Internet Safer for Children and Families." Thanks for doing your part to protect kids online!