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BSA offers NetSmartz program to keep kids safe online

Frustrated by the prospect of keeping today’s always-connected kids safe from harm?

Fear not; help is here.

The Boy Scouts of America announced recently that it’s partnering with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to offer the center’s NetSmartz Internet safety program to Scouters.

The program “provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.” It’s also aligned perfectly with the BSA’s own comprehensive Youth Protection strategies.

NetSmartz features resources for children ages 5 to 17 and their parents, guardians, or adult leaders. You’ll find videos, games, activity cards, and some excellent quick-read tip sheets.

You’ll need a free account to access most of the materials, but signing up takes seconds.

(Photo by Flickr user ZeRo`SKiLL)

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