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New web series aims to teach kids internet safety

Posted at 7:48 AM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 10:48:31-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is launching a new web series in hopes of teaching kids how to be safe while using the internet.

The organization is launching "Into the Cloud, which is made up of 3 to 6 minute long episodes for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Research from Influence Central’s 2016 Digital Trends Study shows on average, children get a cellphone at the age of 10. Experts say that gives them more exposure to staying connected and the need to educate them on safety.

According to NCMEC, each episode focuses on a different element of online safety. Some topics that the web series will cover are cyberbuylling and recognizing and reporting unsafe/inappropriate interactions and content.

The series also has a video game to go along with it.

The first two episodes are now available and can be watched here.