CyberStrong Mesa County is a community campaign addressing both the wonders and concerns the cyber world has on the well-being of our children, families, and community. CyberStrong gives simple, easy, and free tips to help families decide the best way to use the internet so it adds to the quality of their lives. CyberStrong is a collaboration between Hilltop Community Resources, Mesa County Valley School District 51, the Mesa County Libraries, and the Western Colorado Community Foundation. Together we are working to find concrete solutions to some of the crises our cyber-connected children have been experiencing such as increased bullying, mental illness, and feelings of hopelessness.
Our mission is to promote charitable giving, build and manage charitable funds for community good, and provide grants, scholarships and other resources to benefit the residents and communities of western Colorado.
CyberStrong will offer presentations throughout the school year at the Mesa County Libraries, central location and at several Mesa County District 51 schools. These will be led by Elizabeth Clark who has been a therapist for teens for thirty years. She has studied the effects of the internet on children’s development for over a decade and has helped many families navigate this potentially hazardous world.
Recent Blog Posts
DEFINING FAMILY VALUES There is a powerful Microsoft commercial that asks, “You have more power in your fingertips than entire generations that came before you… what will you do with it?” I think the better question is How will you use it? As...read more
CYBERSTRONG SUMMER Ah… only a couple of days before school is out for summer break, and then suddenly there is time. Time to relax… to sleep in… to have evenings that are not crammed with the demands of homework and what is needed in the...read more
I risked entrance into heaven by lying to my daughter when she first entered the cyber world. Back then, we had zero ability to monitor their cyber use. They could go anywhere… say anything… and contact anyone. And like most parents I knew when...read more