The holidays are upon us, and this year, many kids across the country will be silver cufflinks computers, mobile phones or gaming systems. Gadgets like these provide our young people the opportunity to learn and play - but they also can pose dangers, particularly when connected to the Internet. Sprint (NYSE: S) has partnered with leading child-education and -protection organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(R) and the National Education Association Health Information Network to create 4NetSafetySM, a resource that kids, parents and educators can use to keep kids safer while using the Internet. Sprint recently fulfilled its silver earrings-year, $3-million commitment to Internet safety for young people, and 4NetSafety is at the forefront of this effort.
4NetSafety resources are available at . All services are free of charge with no registration required, and many features are also available in Spanish. Tools for kids, such as animated videos and tips and activity cards for educators are presented in an interactive, comic-book style to help kids learn in a fun, engaging manner. Other tools are designed for parents, guardians and teachers to help teach children appropriate and safe online behaviors.
"Internet-safety resources like 4NetSafety are particularly needed this time of year, when many young people will be receiving technology gadgets for the holidays," said Debby Ballard, director of Community Affairs for Sprint. "If a child in your life is receiving any sort of device that can access the Internet - or even if the child silver key rings has such a device - now is a great time to have that talk about how to safely learn and play online."