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
These aren’t harmless words. This isn’t just cyber-jargon. And teens aren’t the only ones writing this stuff.
The more we know about and talk to our teens, in-depth, the more awareness and empowerment we will all have over the cyber world.
I know this kid who is going to be ten in a few months. As we talked about her party, (Zombie Bowling themed), she started talking fast. “I want a smart phone. I need a smart phone. Why can’t I have a smart phone? I really, really need a smart phone.” You...