COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital You is a new, comprehensive AT&T program that offers tools, tips, apps, guidance and community education events for people of all ages and levels of online experience to learn more about how to have a safe and secure online experience. Through Digital You, AT&T has collaborated with prominent national organizations like Common Sense, The OASIS Institute and AARP to increase digital literacy as well as local organizations across the country to assemble and promote expert online safety information in a number of formats.
"We live in an exciting digital world, created by the Internet and encompassing new ways of working, studying, shopping and interacting," said Pamela Lackey, president of AT&T South Carolina. "Digital You was developed to help people be responsible digital citizens. It provides information everyone needs to consider in making wise decisions and being safe and secure online, in addition to helping newcomers increase their digital literacy skills."
Launched at a time when people are posting about their summer activities and getting ready to go back to school, Digital You helps teach beginners of all ages the basics of using a smartphone or tablet, keeping online information private and secure and activating accessibility features to support users with disabilities through training resources and tips sheets.
Digital You also brings you Digital Compass™, a free interactive game developed by Common Sense to help teach 6th through 9th graders about the real-world impact of their online choices.
"The digital world presents enormous potential for our kids," said Amy Guggenheim Shenkan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Common Sense. "The key to unlocking the promise is preparing kids to think critically and behave responsibly, respectfully, and safely. These tangible skills of digital literacy and citizenship are essential for success in life and learning in the 21st century."
"Online safety is a high priority for our 50+ audience, whether they are digital newcomers or experienced users," says Marcia Kerz, president of The OASIS Institute. "They want to know how to recognize danger signs for scams, protect their identities and shield their computers and mobile devices. This is a dynamic challenge as new threats appear, and we look forward to sharing the latest information on how they can protect themselves."
For more information on the resources available, check out digitalyou.att.com.
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