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Internet Safety

Thank you for your interest in the Internet Safety Program. Optimist International no longer provides information on Internet Safety as the primary focus is on scholarships, Junior Optimists, and Junior Golf. However, you may want to review the materials on the following link to the Internet Keep Safe Coalition for help in conducting a Club Program on internet safety. http://ikeepsafe.org

Statistics show that 99% of all teens have access to the internet and 94% of students admitted to being cyber bullied and did not tell an adult. The importance of protecting the children in your community is a major undertaking and Optimists Clubs can play a vital role.

Optimist Internet Safety Month Proclamation - signed by the International President
Optimist Internet Safety Month Proclamation - a typeable document for municipalities

Publicize April as Optimist Internet Safety Month
Optimist International has developed a news release that Clubs can use in connection with Optimist Internet Safety Month. Please note that the .doc version enables users to type their information into fields, while the .pdf file is for viewing only.
April is Optimist Internet Safety Month (.doc)
April is Optimist Internet Safety Month (.pdf)

Internet Safety Success Stories
Optimist Members have recognized the need to educate the youth and adults in their communities and are taking action. Click here to learn more about the great work being done and to get some ideas for your Club's own Internet Safety program. If you have a success story, please send it to programs@optimist.org.

Watch and Learn
Clubs interested in the Internet Safety program can now view videos of sample presentations. Click here to check out the videos.

Adult Internet Safety Education
This program is offered to adult groups of any size in order to educate them about the dangers on the internet that young people can unknowingly fall into. There is information and suggestions on how to keep children safe while navigating the online world and what adults can do to protect young people using the internet.

Teen Internet Safety Education
Optimist International is proud to announce the availability of a new teen internet safety component, Life in the Online World.

Faux Paw, the Techno Cat
Optimist International has partnered with the Internet Keep Safe Coalition to educate children about the potential dangers of the internet and how to protect themselves while online. Materials for this program are available below.

The Faux Paw program is designed for children in first through fourth grades and teaches about the dangers of Internet Safety through an animated story. This program is also designed to be presented by Optimist Clubs to a group of any size.

Media Kit

Presentation Bundle
A number of components are required to successfully run the Presentation PowerPoint. Please click here to view the list of files to be downloaded.

Trainer Presentation Bundle
A number of components are required to successfully run the Trainer Presentation PowerPoint. Please click here to view the list of files to be downloaded.

Trainer Info Teacher Supplements Other Materials
Please note: Components and materials for the Internet Safety Program are only available online and cannot be mailed or shipped.

If you have any questions, please contact the Programs Department at (800) 500-8130, ext. 235, or via e-mail at programs@optimist.org.