Updates For Our Military Children

Website Allows Deployed Parents to Connect with Children

MyChildMyMilitary.com is an interactive website designed to provide military families with a real-time platform to share books and activities with their children. MyChildMyMilitary.com's activities are geared towards children of all ages, interests and educational levels, with books for pre-readers, advanced readers and struggling readers on a broad range of topics. Thanks to grant funding, the website's service is currently offered free to military families. To learn more about this site please visit: http://mychildmymilitary.com/. FamCorner, the company that created MyChildMyMilitary.com, has also developed a similar web application to help grandparents keep in touch with their grandchildren. Mygrandchild.com is offered by monthly subscription only.

NCMEC Introduces Website for "Tweens"

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has created a new website to educate "tweens," children aged 8-12, on ways to navigate the internet safely. NSTeens.org highlights the potential dangers of cyber bullying, along with ways to responsible use social networking sites. The website utilizes animated videos and online comics to reach out to today's youth. Visit the website at http://www.NSTeens.org.

Army Launches eCYBERMISSION Program for Students

Middle school students are encouraged to enroll in the Army's new eCYBERMISSION program for the 2008-2009 school year.  Participating students will work with an adult advisor and use the scientific method to address problems in their communities.  To participate, teams must register by December 19, 2008.  For more information, visit https://ecybermission.apgea.army.mil/ or call 1-866-GO-CYBER. 

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