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The Kansas City Alliance For Digital Inclusion

digital inclusion kcThe vision of Digital Inclusion KC is for every citizen and household in the Kansas City metropolitan area has access to the Internet, the equipment needed to use it and the skills needed to take advantage. The mission of Digital Inclusion KC is to facilitate collaboration among organizations and initiatives working to bridge the digital divide in order maximize the resources for the greatest impact.

Tech Access Hotline: 816-701-3606 

Here are some direct links to different areas within the Digital Inclusion KC a site that will help you quickly find what you need:

Social Media Safety

Social media is a variety of tools and methods for interacting and communicating with others online.

NEVER share these things online:

  • Social Security number
  • Birth date
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • State of birth (which can be used to obtain social security numbers and other identity information)
  • Your location

Check out Be Internet Awesome to learn lots of fun do’s and don’ts for internet safety.

So now you that and your parents have set rules for social media usage, you’re ready to have the conversation about getting on social media. How do you talk to your parents about it? There are several “dos and don’ts” for talking about social media with your parents.

  • Do have lots of talks with your parents.
  • Don’t feel upset when they want to know what you are viewing and why you are viewing it.
  • Do be sure your parents know you are ok with them monitoring your time on social media.
  • Do talk about your own social media experiences.
  • Do remind your parents that the internet is NOT private.

There may also be many more things that you parents don’t want you to share online. Continually talk to your parent to ensure safety.

  • Do show your mom and dad all the cool stuff on social media.
  • Do allow your parent to be the “expert” and teach you how to use social media.
  • Do make sure your parents know you are available to talk if they need you.

Cyber bullying is similar to other types of bullying, except it takes place online and through text messages sent to cell phones. Cyberbullies can be classmates, online acquaintances, and even anonymous users, but most often they do know their victims.

If you believe you are the victim cyber bullying, talk to your parent immediately. You and your parent can visit for more information about what to do and tools that can help.

When cyber bullying happens, it is important to document and report the behavior so it can be addressed.

  • Steps to Take Immediately
  • Report Cyber bullying to Online Service Providers
  • Report Cyber bullying to Law Enforcement
  • Report Cyber bullying to Schools

If you think you are being cyber bullied, please see these resources.

Cyber Tipline 1-800-843-5678

Crisis Call Center 1-800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863

Informational Articles:

Learn More About Being Safe Online

Visit the our Teen Topic on Social Media – What You Need To Know to for more information and links.