Few films have attracted as much global attention and controversy as the French Film, Cuties, directed by French-Senegalese filmmaker Ma...
Smart GEN Society (SGS) is an Omaha-based nonprofit operating to empower smart choices in a digital world. Founded by Amie Konwinski, military veteran, computer engineer, and mother of five, SGS is the leading organization in the region aimed at bringing preventative and proactive measures into our communities to offset the negative implications of a society immersed in technologies with a lack of resources and education to safely manage them.Learn More
Our professional staff and trained facilitators seek to protect and empower today's students and families to think critically about their digital usage, while maintaining their privacy and safety, and protecting their social, emotional, and mental well-being. SGS’s goal is to reduce digital-based anxieties, prevent peer and predator exploitation, and ensure online safety and privacy.Learn More
SGS serves predominately K-12 youth and their families, in partnership with participating public and private schools. We work to provide a triangular system of support around today’s youth through proven effective in-school workshops and seminars, classroom curriculum, and digital resources. With the support of the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute, SGS workshops are driven by our on-going social and digital media research which allow us to tailor workshop content to meet the immediate needs of our students and families.Learn More
"Parents have the right and responsibility to know what their kids are posting online. After all, it’s not called ‘Private Media,’ it’s ‘Social Media.’"
Social media users have shared thousands of text messages from a phishing scheme online, claiming they are connected with sex...