Safe socialization for teens. How to decipher the good from the bad.
These days teens use all types of social media. Since teens spend hours a day on social media to connect with friends and family, it’s crucial that they know the difference between good and bad contacts.
Our Teens Program educates them by showing how to recognize the difference, and what to do when confronted with a dangerous situation.
Did you know?
- More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats online. It comes from bullies and sexual perpetrators. Bullies use mean, hurtful or embarrassing tactics. Sexual predators are even more dangerous.
- Law Enforcement officials estimate that more than 50,000 sexual predators are online at any given moment?
- Sextortion is where a perpetrator, usually an adult pretending to be a teenager, employs non-physical forms of coercion to extort sexual favors from the victim.
- 1 in 5 U.S. teenagers who regularly log onto the internet say they have received unwanted sexual solicitation via the web? These are defined as requests to engage in sexual activities, sexual talk or to give out personal sexual information.
We can’t make this go away but we have the answer.
Empower our teens on how to recognize potentially dangerous situations, prevent themselves from being victims, and report incidents to stop the spread. More than half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs. Often it’s due to not knowing how to take action.
Our Teens Program fortifies your teens with the knowledge they need to form a roadmap for action. They learn what social media stalking is, how perpetrators track and “groom” their victims, and what the laws and consequences are for those who could harm them.
Let us enlighten and equip them with the knowledge to help us ALL change the way we deal with perceived and possible dangers. With this Program, teens can really change the dynamics of a troubled situation before it becomes a tragedy.
Here’s what they learn:
- How to identify stalking on social media – like cyber-bullying and sextortion
- How predators track and “groom” their victims
- The best ways to stay safe while on the Internet
- What the laws and consequences are for those who prey on teens