Local youth get hands-on education in Broadband Awareness from AT&T

Submitted by Kelly Starling

Cyber bullying; Protecting personal information online and Internet-based homework help, these are just a few of the topics covered at AT&T’s Youth for Broadband Awareness Literacy & Education (Y-BALE) project held at the Nan Knox Boys & Girls Club in Fort Lauderdale on June 20.

The goal of the AT&T Y-BALE program is to educate Florida’s youth on the value of wireless broadband in their communities by utilizing technology through a variety of media components including television, radio, web streaming, and face-to-face education.

Children at the Fort Lauderdale Y-BALE seminar produced mobile-phone recorded videos ranging from 1-2 minutes.

Messages prepared by the participants included topics such as the effects of cyber-bullying and the value and necessity of a good education. A small group of community stakeholders judged each video and awarded prizes for first, second and third place.

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