Last weekend, I attended the Keep Your Kids Safe Online seminar at Victory Greenhills. Though I don’t have kids, I also feel that the things that were talked about were all things that are also critical for all of us to know and understand. Keep Your Kids Safe Online which is now called, “Keep Your Families Safe Online” is a program developed by blogger friend, Sonnie Santos which aims to help parents guide & protect their children online.
Sonnie had Chay Saputil & Carlo Ople as speakers for the seminar. Sonnie opened the event and shared how important it is for us to train our children to use social media properly. Chay, on the other hand, taught us how to control our kids’ access to internet while Carlo shared his gaming experience and how we can use our passion for productivity.
The great aspects about this seminar is all the real world examples that come along with the topics at hand. Sonnie shared with us a family that had just put too much information out there on the internet and was being harassed online. And even Chay shared with us the specifics of how to navigate the sometimes complicated means of protecting your kids online. She’s a windows expert, and she’s using much of her expertise in providing information on how to use the available services that both Microsoft and Apple has with their operating systems in order to protect your children.
There were some great tips that I didn’t even know, so I’m sure these would also come as a wonderful surprise to parents. There really are a lot of tools out there that we can use, and Chay did a great job in sharing with us all that information.
I appreciate the effort that Sonnie put into this program considering that it’s all done for free. What a great way to give back to the community! Internet & social media is really growing. More & more people, especially kids, are being exposed to it. As most of us know, the internet can be used to do good or harm. We wouldn’t want our family to be a victim right?
I certainly don’t, that’s why I attended the seminar. I hope you do too! So let me share the schedule lined up for the rest of 2010. You only need to allot time, everything else is free. The information you’ll get is priceless.
- 8/28/2010 – Philippine Alliance Christian School (Pasay)
- 8/31/2010 – WWCF Auditorium (ACCM Bldg., 102 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City)
- 9/14/2010 – WWCF Auditorium (ACCM Bldg., 102 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City)
- 9/25/2010 – CCF Auditorium (St. Francis Square, Julia Vargas Ave., Mandaluyong City)
- 10/16/2010 – Walter Mart (Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City)
- 10/23/2010 – Walter Mart (Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City)
- 11/13/2010 – Walter Mart (Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City)
- 11/20/2010 – Walter Mart (Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City)
If you want to know more or if you want to reserve slot/s for future seminars, just contact the Web Safety for Parents team at email@example.com.