Can one person really make a difference? Let me tell you a story about one man who noticed something important and took action.
Thomas Dodson stood in the checkout line at a grocery store. He noticed that his daughters, 6 and 8 at the time, could not stop looking at the pictures on the covers of the magazines. He kept looking at them. They kept looking at the magazines.
Dodson knew that he was about to walk out of the store, and the kid-level images would be gone in a moment. But, what if they had constant access to the Internet?
Dodson remembered the first time he logged onto the Internet—at 20 years of age. “At twenty, I had life experience…young people these days don’t have the luxury of life experience.” Today’s teens and tweens face cyber-bullying, sexting, and more.
In a recent survey of teens, Dodson discovered that—even with the amazing pressures of Snapchat, Tumblr, and Instagram—only 15% of teens talk to their parents about their online lives!
To change this, Dodson co-founded Above the Fray to address the numerous issues young people face online. “Our goal is to educate parents and teachers about what life is really like online for young people, and to give adults the tools they need to begin meaningful dialogues at home and at school.”
With real data from targeted focus groups, Above the Fray offers tangible solutions to real life issues “that will help keep children safe.”
Above the Fray is meeting a need that didn’t exist a few years ago.
By creative thinking, awareness to the needs around him, and staying true to his purpose, Dodson was able to recognize a need and meet it.
Now when parents wonder how to empower their children to be safe online, there are downloads, presentations, and consultations ready and available on Above the Fray’s website and Facebook Page. There is a place to go!
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Only 15% of teens talk to their parents about their online lives! @beabovethefray
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Think creatively, be aware of the needs around you, and stay true to your purpose. @thinktimetweets
Today’s teens and tweens face cyber-bullying, sexting, and more. @beabovethefray
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