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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.


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.