To help teens better understand the risks associated with the internet and to educate parents, guardians, and teachers, Sprint has launched a program called 4NetSafety in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the National Education Association’s Health and Information Network. The initiative offers free resources designed to help teens understand the impact of online decisions and the potential dangers they face. The project also intends to help educators implement internet safety education and keep parents informed of potential online risks. The student-focused resources address these issues through comic book-style characters who model safe online practices. The adult resources include safety tips, suggested activities, and discussion ideas that are designed to accompany the teen resources. The initiative also incorporates a free bimonthly newsletter that gives information on teaching pre-teens how to navigate the internet safely.

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