thoughts & notes

February 26, 2019

Fairless Hills: Safeteens Online was present at the 23rd Pennsbury Career Fair at the Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills, PA. Vineeth Veeramachaneni, Founder and CEO of Safeteens Online hosted several students at the fair who discussed plans after high school graduation. Vineeth presented information about several opportunities, job training programs and online courses in the area of cybersecurity that lead to good paying jobs.

Several parents noted that not every student intends to attend college and finding a decent paying job without a four-year degree has become difficult...

January 23, 2019

SafeTeens Online Joins the National Cyber Security Alliance in Global Effort to Support Data Privacy Day by Becoming a 2019 Champion.

Each Jan. 28, Hundreds of Organizations and Individuals Collaborate to Generate Awareness About the Importance of Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust

SafeTeens has announced its commitment to Data Privacy Day  ‒ an international effort held annually on Jan. 28 to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust – by signing up as a Data Privacy Day 2019 Champion. As a Champion, S...

December 6, 2018

This week SafeTeensOnline,Inc completed a business education partnership with Pennsbury School District. Pennsbury school district is one of the largest districts in PA with total student population of 10,045 at 14 schools. SafeTeensOnline worked with PHS Principal Reggie Meadows and Supervisor of Communication Strategies Ann Langtry on how SafeTeensOnline can support the district needs to support the Future Ready PA Index.

Vineeth Veeramachaneni Founder & CEO of SafeTeensOnline explained the need for current education model ( consumption based) is not supporting the future...

October 5, 2018

Commemorating its 15th year, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018 is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.
 

SafeTeensOnline is working with national partners to promote DHS mission of "Cybersecurity is Our Shared Responsibility and We All Must Work Together to Improve our Nation’s Cybersecurity."

During NCSAM 2018, NCSA will celebrate weekly themes to highlight some of the important asp...

September 7, 2018

SafeTeensOnline ambassador Natasha Ray advocated SafeTeensOnline mission and vision at Smith College. She explained the importance of online safety and privacy and why every student should participate in the effort to raise awareness.

Most of us are sleep deprived. Yes I understand all the classes, extracurricular activities and Social activities take most of the time for teenagers. But when we take a closer look at this concern, inevitably we conclude that biggest influencer at play is the smart phone. Given the ubiquitous nature and wide range of services it can perform such as – Web access, gaming, music, social interactions and more – that’s understandable. According to PEW research study on average teenagers spend 1/3 of their life using screens and that’s roughly 8 hours a day. According to Sandiago st...

We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Department of Homeland Security’s STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Campaign. 


 The STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Campaign is an unprecedented effort with over 450 government, nonprofit, and academic organizations working together to promote safer online behavior and practices. The Campaign’s goal is to increase the understanding of cyber threats and empower the American public to be safer and more secure online. 
 Online safety is a shared responsibility; together we can positively influence our online community. Your support will help en...

In recent testimony, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg explained how Cambridge Analytica was able to misuse tens of millions of social media company Facebook users without their knowledge. This raised debate on the importance of privacy policy and why consumers must pay attention to how technology companies are treating their personal information.

In addition to that Today a new EU privacy regulation—GDPR—came into effect. Some of the critical requirements are - • Organizations have to obtain users’ explicit permission and provide extensive detail of how their information will be...

SafeTeensOnline ambassador Basel Awwad talks about the importance of App updates for protecting ones online safety. In the video Basel demonstrates that all teenagers follow safe online practices the same way as wearing a fencing mask during a fencing practice. He demonstrated on how to update the apps on each device in both English and Arabic.

Basel is originally from Cairo, Egypt and love to fence and hope to fence in college. But most of all he is passionate about how neuroscience can fit with his religion Islam. His research is to  understand if faith can impact functioning...

SafeTeensOnline started its video channel where ambassadors share their personal experiences as well as how to instructions on various cyber security topics. This encourages students to learn best practices and motivates their peers to be part of cyber awareness culture.

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