Teaching kids about internet safety

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Nearly all adolescents and teens use the internet and can fall victim to online predators and scammers. Now a national program is underway to teach kids how to protect themselves in the digital world.

Classes taught by Fordham law students are teaching the do’s and don’ts of social networking. The five week program teaches privacy basics and managing an online reputation. Tips include showing students how to turn off the location settings that tell others where you are. Students are also reminded that anything they post could eventually be seen by schools, or even future employers.

Fordham hopes the program will grow into a nationwide curriculum to help kids become smarter and safer when they are online.

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