ConnectSafely and After School partner to protect teens online

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After School and ConnectSafely join forces

ConnectSafely is pleased to welcome After School as our latest supporter and partner. After school is a social network app for both iOS and Android that fosters fun and creative online and offline experiences for America’s teens, in what the company refers to as a “positive environment that does not tolerate cyberbullying, threats, or content that threatens the safety of our online community.”

Through our partnership, we will be helping to provide teenage users of After School with resources to help them safely interaction online and off, including encouraging positive and respectful interactions. After School and ConnectSafely are also collaborating to develop resources for LGBTQ youth and their parents and teachers to help ensure positive online experiences.

“We’ve spent a considerable amount of time with After School founders and staff and are confident that they are committed to maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for all of their users,” said ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid. “We look forward to collaborating with them on a number of important initiatives.”

“ConnectSafely has been at the forefront of Internet safety for over a decade,” said Jeff Collins, After School Vice President of Communication and Partnerships. “Larry Magid has not just watched the Internet evolve; he has been instrumental in helping companies, non-profits, and governments develop policies and practices on safety, security, and privacy that maximize the positive aspects of connected technology for everyone. After School is confident that our partnership with ConnectSafely will help us to further our commitment to providing a safe and positive online environment for teens.”

ConnectSafely.org is a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. Here you’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy.