The App Your Kids NEED
Don’t let your child use their phone or computer without internet safety education. Give them the UpGo Cyber Safety App.
The knowledge they need, in a format they like!
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- Cyberbullying – The One Thing You Must Know. This cyberbullying lesson discusses the meaning of cyberbullying, how to tell bullying versus teasing, and the importance of asking for help.
- Sexting – What Could Possibly Go Wrong? This internet safety video overviews the illegality and consequences of sexting.
- Blinders are for Horses. This online safety video lesson discusses the importance of maintaining situational awareness, and the dangers of friending strangers and posting your location or personal information.
- Stay Away from the Gray. This internet safety video shows how “But I was just joking” and other behavior “in the gray area” should be avoided.
This UpGo Knowledge Pack also includes a parent-child contract — the Technology Use Agreement — to establish common sense house rules for internet and social media safety.
- The APA Technique — Assess, Plan then Act
- The BullyFISH Bully Detector™
- Bullying PEACE Plan™
The UpGo Cyberbullying AID Program is delivered via the UpGo app.
The APA Technique — Assess, Plan then Act — gives students a tool to thoughtfully figure out what to do when they see bad behavior, instead of acting hastily in emotion, which too often makes matters worse. The APA Process is taught in the app as part of the UpGo Cyberbullying AID Program Knowledge Pack.
The BullyFISH Bully Detector™ enables students to differentiate true bullying vs. teasing, and to gauge/evaluate how potentially dangerous the situation is and how urgent it is to act. The FISH acronym — for Frequency, Intent to harm, Severity, and Harm — and the BullyFISH character make the takeaways both memorable and actionable. The BullyFISH Bully Detector is taught as part of the UpGo Cyberbullying AID Program Knowledge Pack.
UpGo’s Bullying PEACE Plan™ answers the question, how can bullying or cyberbullying be stopped. It educates students on the range of actions one can take to address bullying and when each tactic might be most appropriate. The PEACE acronym — for Partner with someone to help, Empathize, Ask to stop, Command to stop, and Escalate to authorities — guides students through an easy-to-use framework to consider approximately a dozen bully response tactics. The Bullying PEACE Plan is taught as part of the UpGo Cyberbullying AID Program Knowledge Pack.
TAC is the Secret Sauce for Student Success
UpGo’s secret sauce — the combination of Technology, Accountability and Content-for-empowerment (TAC) — fuels effective learning of internet safety skills for middle school and high school students.
T - Technology
Kids want to learn via smartphones and video. UpGo uses the best vector to reach youth
A - Accountability
Assignments, quizzes and progress tracking ensure the learning gets done
C - Content for Empowerment
UpGo teaches youth how to handle new situations, manage emotions, and make thoughtful decisions
The Power of Co-Learning™
Two apps in one! Adult can (optionally) learn with their student, building connections
The UpGo videos are great!
As a parent, I found UpGo to be effective…even thoughtful. For instance, they talk about sexting, which can be really tricky to talk about, in a tactful way.
ParentMom of 2 Teens
UpGo is more specific than what they told us in health class and at assembly.
I like that the information is straight up, not sugar coated…but done in a way that’s not scary either.
It got me thinking about my texting. And I learned what some of my classmates are doing is actually illegal.
It gave me questions to ask myself, to help me figure out what’s right or wrong.