Chargebacks911® Helping Keep Tampa Bay Students Cyber-Safe in 2022

We're Sponsors of Cyber Safety Day Tampa Bay 2022, Taking Place Tuesday, January 25

Did you know that 40% of children in grades 4 through 8 have connected or chatted online with a stranger at least once? That’s according to a survey by the Center for Cyber Safety & Education. Other shocking stats from the Center include:

  • 8%: the portion of tween-age kids who’ve posted a selfie online or texted one to another user.
  • 6%: the portion of tweens who’ve made a credit purchase online without parental knowledge.
  • 62%: the portion of tweens who’ve been directed to adult websites after a search.

This ease of access to young people online poses a significant danger. That’s why we at Chargebacks911 are proud sponsors of Cyber Safety Day Tampa Bay, taking place on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

We teamed up with the Center for Cyber Safety & Education to help hundreds of students across the Tampa Bay area receive free education on making smart choices when it comes to internet safety. Cybersecurity professionals will give students advice on how to navigate the internet safely, providing tools and resources on topics like cyberbullying, social media, gaming, and more.

Chargebacks911 founder and COO Monica Eaton-Cardone says it is more important than ever to protect children and their digital footprints from online predators.

“Understanding cyber security needs to start at a young age,” Monica says. “Children are around technology all day, every day, and may not even realize they are opening themselves up to hackers and other risks. That's why a day like this, which puts emphasis on educating students in the classroom, is so important. And, the cybersecurity education should continue at home, as well."

Some of the devices to which kids have unrestricted access are right in their own homes. In December 2021, Eaton-Cardone talked about the risks posed by some of the most popular internet-connected toys on Great Day LIVE, and how parents can control and monitor those devices.

To inquire about speaking with Monica on Cyber Safety Day, or to gain insights on general cybersecurity best practices, please email Bethany Rhodes no later than Monday, January 24, 2022.

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