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*Safe Virtual Learning: Screens and Special Needs webinar
September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The use of social media among our youth and their lack of understanding of the laws, possible exploitation, and effects are hurting our children at a skyrocketing rate. When given access to the internet, these children can be put in harm’s way without realizing it, as most parents and caregivers of children that have access to the internet these days did not grow up with this tool. Most cannot relate and need to be educated in order to set boundaries and have difficult discussions about internet safety. The internet has become an influence in our children’s lives, as well as ours, and if we don’t guide them in the right direction, they could end up suffering with long-term negative effects.
On September 9, hear from a Homeland Security’s ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Investigator. Topics will include cyber bullying, sexting, how to support children in protecting themselves from being an offender or victim of child exploitation, case studies of local offenders and how they manipulated and exploited their victims, as well as a review of the laws around online bullying, sexting, and internet crimes.
The webinar will also address some of the questions you asked FFF, such as how to block dangerous content and safeguard personal information from predators. Chrissy Fauls of local nonprofit organization Why Incorporated will cover how to talk to children in a developmentally appropriate manner about staying safe online. The presentation from 7- 8 PM will include time for your questions and comments.
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