Have you ever heard about www.security4kids.ch? If not, visiting the site should be one of your tasks for today! Especially if you’ve got children aged 7-15 yourself.
But let’s go back to the beginning. The website www.security4kids.ch (in German and French and soon also in Italian) was launched in December 2005 in cooperation with various agencies and authorities as well as partners operating in the private sector and in education and youth protection realms. The website enables kids and teenagers to obtain information on how to navigate the internet safely, but also provides information and practical tips for parents and teachers about how to address the topic. Since its start, the initiative further evolved and expanded its offering. Very well received are for example the free of charge school offerings, whereof one the visit of the “security agents” in primary schools is. The agents, disguised with black suits, hats and sunglasses, are either trained Microsoft employees or university students and their lesson with primary students are very well perceived and everybody has, while learning how to behave securely in the internet, a lot of fun together. From July 2007 until December 2007 a total of around 3600 children were visited by our security agents.
But security4kids does a lot more. There’s the Teachers Academy, where teachers can find lesson material about the different aspects of the internet, we conduct parent-information evenings with experts and work with all our partners to inform more and more people about the most important rules and tips for a safe online behavior. Perhaps you will support us too?
Visit www.security4kids.ch to find out more!