Keeping kids safe online is a major priority for parents. Bullying from school can follow our kids home via the internet and cyberbullying. This is why it is even more important kids have all the help possible to react wisely to bullies and online threats. Safety Web’s new facebook app called “Find Help” does just that. When installed, it is a quick reminder for teens on what to do if they are being bullied. The “Find Help” three step philosophy is Dont Respond, Don’t Retaliate, Tell a Trusted Adult.
The Facebook ‘Find Help’ application gives teens and their friends on Facebook easy access to several of the leading crisis centers and non-profit organizations that are focused on child and teen safety and support, including:
Don’t Respond – Kids should not respond OR delete the offense. If they delete it, there is no trail.
Don’t Retaliate - If kids retaliate, there is no winning. Engaging with the offender can and will make things worse.
Tell a Trusted Adult – “Find Help” has easy access to the leading crisis centers and non-profit organizations focused on child and teen safety and support. The best aspect of this app is that everything can be done online or by phone. Perfect for this generation of kids.
Here is the list of organizations allied with Safety Web:
- The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Childabuse.com and Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline
- The National Runaway Switchboard
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – for Teens
- The Cool Spot.gov
- Partners Against Hate
- The Trevor Project and Trevor Lifeline
Please take a moment and share this on your Facebook page and make the pledge for your kids online safety. Encourage your children and their friends to add the application to their profile. Feel free to interact with @safetyweb on Twitter or Facebook and list as a “favorite” when you have a moment.
Safety Web sponsored Janice for the annual Type A mom. We have posted affiliate links for Safety Web in this article.