Most of us have heard of Facebook and Instagram, but it’s the social media apps parents and educators HAVEN’T heard about that should concern us the most. The truth is, some of these new phone and mobile device apps can present real dangers to children and teens – from making them vulnerable to online predators, to kids unknowingly engaging in risky or illegal behavior themselves.
On October 18 at 6 p.m., an investigator from the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will give a parents-only presentation at Cloverleaf Elementary School, providing you with the information and strategies you need to monitor your child’s online activities and keep him or her safe. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions. In an effort to make this event more convenient for families, child care will be made available in classrooms during the presentation.
Once again, the date for this parents-only Social Media Awareness Night is October 18, at 6 p.m., at Cloverleaf Elementary School. Watch for more information as the event draws closer. I wanted to let you know about it as early as possible so you can plan to attend.