In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Time Warner Cable has teamed up with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Common Sense Media (CSM) to launch a new campaign to help increase awareness of the topic of cybersecurity and ways parents can help protect their children from online dangers.
The campaign provides parents and children with tips and resources that help prepare children to behave responsibly when confronted with issues such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content, online exploitation, and other important topics to protect their safety and identities in a digital world. Starting today, a new “Online Safety” portal, filled with resources and information, can be found at www.TWCCentral.com/safer. The available resources provided by NetSmartz® (a NCMEC program that provides children with interactive, educational safety resources) and Common Sense Media, will include tips sheets, videos and articles.
“Cybersecurity is an issue of paramount concern for families across the country, and we’re pleased to work with these distinguished organizations to help educate parents and caregivers on how to help keep children safe when navigating online,” said Brian Allen, Group Vice President and Chief Security Officer at Time Warner Cable. “We encourage families to visit our online portals and Time Warner Cable stores to receive invaluable tips and resources on how to teach their kids to safely use online resources.”
“The Internet is an amazing resource that opens the door to many opportunities for families, but there are also risks. The anonymity it provides can make it a tool for online predators, cyberbullies or other threats to our children’s safety and welfare,” said John Ryan, CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. “Talking about Internet safety should be a priority for all families and we are grateful to Time Warner Cable for working with us to make those conversations easier for parents. Together we can arm families with the information they need to make safer and smarter decisions online.”