Almost daily, Better Business Bureau (BBB) receives inquiries and complaints about online issues, ranging from online shopping and phishing schemes to fake tech support scams. While the Web offers countless opportunities for both adults and children to learn, communicate and entertain, it also influences the way we interact and share information, posing new risks for users.
To help parents and their young teens be aware of common issues online, BBB is offering a free workshop entitled, “Is Your Teen Web Wise? Are You?” on Thursday, May 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Prescott Public Library - Founders Suites, located at 215 E. Goodwin Street.
According to a September 2012 survey from Pew Research Internet Project, 95% of teens 12-17 are online, and nine in ten have a computer or access to a computer at home. In addition, three in four teens access the Internet on cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.
“The free web-wise workshop is a great opportunity for parents and their young teens to learn about online risks and discover tips to help them stay safe online,” said Mary Hawkes, BBB Yavapai County Director. “We hope to promote awareness of online safety and a foundation for parents and their teens to continue these conversations at home.”
The BBB program is free, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, contact BBB at 928-772-3410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About BBB of Central, Northern & Western Arizona
BBB is an unbiased organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. In 2014, people turned to BBB more than 165 million times for BBB Business Reviews® on more than 4.7 million businesses and 11,000 charities, all available free at bbb.org. Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB Serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona is supported by over 11,400 BBB Accredited Businesses. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB provides objective advice, free business reviews and charity reports, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust.