October Highlights Three Key Ways to Defend Your Child In the Digital World

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Bullying photoDid you know that nearly half of young people (47%) have received intimidating, threatening or nasty messages online? Of children currently experiencing a mental health problem, over 2/3 (68%) say they experienced cyberbullying in the last year. As kids and young people are using social media for longer periods and on multiple social platforms, we must be able to recognize red flags that signal they may be a victim of cyberbullying.

Check out Cyberbullying 101 for help and resources

Did you know that nearly half of young people (47%) have received intimidating, threatening or nasty messages online? Of children currently experiencing a mental health problem, over 2/3 (68%) say they experienced cyberbullying in the last year. As kids and young people are using social media for longer periods and on multiple social platforms, we must be able to recognize red flags that signal they may be a victim of cyberbullying.

Check out Cyberbullying 101 for help and resources.

Now, more than ever, it’s important to protect you and your loved ones from online threats including identify theft, phishing (being tricked into revealing personal information), access to account information by cyber criminals, and more. See our Cyber Security section featuring ways to lock down your Internet-enabled devices, and our “Online Guide to Privacy” featuring tools to protect your data. Also, be sure to visit Homeland Security’s “Stop. Think. Connect” Toolkit which has resources tailored to parents, businesses, law enforcement, and others. Better to be Cyber safe, than Cyber sorry!

Warning! Pornography is a hazard to the emotional and mental health of children! Pornography has been declared a public health crisis by at least 14 states, and the evidence detailing its harmful effects continues to grow, including its effect on the wiring of the brain, marriages and relationships, and aggression and physical violence toward women, among others you can learn about here. Please, take time during “WRAP WEEK” to understand the truth about pornography here at Pornography101 an see why it’s not “just harmless fun!”

Help Fund The Fight against each of these threats faced by children each time they gain access to the digital world. Please, make your most generous gift today, for the sake of our children.

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Enough Is Enough® is a national bi-partisan non-profit organization who has led the fight to make the Internet safer for children and families since 1994. EIE’s efforts are focused on combating Internet p*rnography, child p*rnography, sexual predation, sex trafficking, and cyberbullying by incorporating a three-pronged prevention strategy with shared responsibilities between the public, Corporate America, and the legal community.

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