The Crafters MarketPlace: Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families Oil Pastel Workshop

On May 17, 2016 at Rustan’s Supermarket held an Art Workshop for kids at the Crafters Marketplace in Shangrila Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard.

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The theme “Internet Safety for Kids and Families“, which is sponsored by Trend Micro. “Trend micro is a global leader in IT security, they develop innovative security solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information.”

Internet plays a big role in our everyday lives. It is very accessible to everyone yet using the internet is not without risk. There are always threats and vulnerabilities. And since our kids are also using the internet every now and then, they are also susceptible.
I met Ms. Alma and I started asking questions regarding the place, workshop, and its purpose.
Why at the Supermarket? Why they have chosen this place instead at the main mall of Shangrila?
She diligently answered that she believes it is the best place to held an art workshop for kids while parents are busy shopping. We can leave our kids there as the area is secured. They believe that art is the best way to win children’s heart.
 Then she started the activity by giving a talk about Trend Micro’s Click Right Advocacywhich aims to promote Internet Safety for Kids and Families (ISKF). She explained some risks and internet safety tips that the kids along with the parents can do to optimize security against possible attacks.

Internet Safety Tips for Kids and Teens

  1. Spend time having fun with your parents online and helping them understand technology!
  2. Never post your personal information, such as a cell phone number, home number, home address, or your location on any social networking site or through mobile apps like Snapchat or Instagram.
  3. Never meet in person with anyone you first “met” on the internet. If someone asks to meet you, tell your parents or guardian right away. Some people may not be who they say they are.
  4. Check with your parents before you post pictures of yourself or others online. Do not post inappropriate pictures of anyone.
  5. Never respond to mean or rude texts, messages, and e-mails. Delete any unwanted messages. You may need to delete friends who continuously bother you or post things that are not appropriate.
  6. NEVER share your password with anyone, including your best friend. The only people who should know your password are your parents or guardian.
  7. If you wouldn’t say something to another person’s face, don’t text it or post it online.
  8. Do not download or install software or anything on your computer or cell phone before checking with your parents or guardian.
  9. Use the privacy settings of social networking sites.
  10. If anything makes you feel uncomfortable online, while gaming or when using your cell phone, talk with your parents or guardian right away.

Then the fun started. They pick up those Oil Pastels and draw their imagination about the internet.

The Crafters Marketplace

Owners: Sunshine Asuncion-See and Alma Borruel-Ramirez

Rustan’s Grocery, Lower Level, Shangri-La Mall, EDSA

Email: craftersnscrappers@gmail.com

Supplies Page: www.facebook.com/craftersnscrappers

Contact Information: craftersnscrappers@gmail.com

Viber: 647.895.1051

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