Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone in boxes. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and schools and can be located at www.protectmichild.com.
Warren Consolidated Schools has partnered with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to implement the Michigan State Police OK2SAY program within our district. The OK2SAY initiative provides a method of reporting in which the person reporting can remain anonymous. This ensures that there will be no fear of retaliation amongst our students for reporting any incident which may put the safety of others at risk. This comprehensive program is managed by the Attorney General’s office, and provides trained staff 24/7 to take calls, emails, texts, and reports via mobile app. For more information on the OK2SAY Program, please visit http://mi.gov/ok2say.
Individual students and families who are seeking a low-cost solution would do well to check out the Xfinity Low-Cost Internet and Computer program. Visit this website for more information: www.xfinity.com/learn/internet-service/internet-essentials