• Optimist Volunteers Join our team to bring out the best in kids and yourself
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Scholarship Contests Helping youth achieve their dreams of higher education
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Leadership Summits Professional training developing strong and Optimistic leaders
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Life in the Online World

Optimist International is proud to announce the availability of a new teen internet safety component. The script was developed through a partnership with Junior Optimist Octagon International. The program is for teens by teens.

The goal is to acknowledge that teens use the internet on a daily basis and to encourage diligence, awareness and safe practices. Topics discussed include posting inappropriate pictures or damaging information on social networking websites, internet predators, identity theft and cyber-bullying.

If your Club has already received its complimentary internet safety packet, please contact communications@optimist.org to receive the teen component materials.

If your Club has not received an internet safety packet with the adult and Faux Paw components, please complete the request form. The teen materials will be included in all new packets sent out from the headquarters office. One complimentary packet is available to each Club by request.

After completing the form, please mail it to:
Optimist International
Attn: Programs
4494 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

You can also fax the form to (314) 735-4125.

Teen Supplementary Materials

Club Introduction Letter
Scheduling Agreement
Presenter Instructions
Presenter's Script
Tip Sheet
Participant Sign-In Sheet
Online Safety Contract
Potential Internet Dangers Handout
Attendee Evaluation
Presenter Evaluation


Media Kit

Tips for Working with the Media
Community Calendar Notice
News Release - Before
News Release - After


Additional Internet Safety Materials

Looking for more internet lessons to share with the parents or teens in your community? Check out the new headline-inspired content, available here. You'll find learning activities, resources and tips for parents.


 

If you have any questions, please contact Optimist International at (800) 500-8130, ext. 235, or via e-mail at communications@optimist.org.