Seminar Describes Tools for Online Supervision

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Parents are invited to a presentation on cyber safety and social media Monday, Nov. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thurston Middle School’s Black Box Theater.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Clay Cranford will educate parents on how to effectively supervise children on social media sites and protect them from cyberbullying, says a district statement.

“It’s essential for parents to understand the effects of social media and the Internet have in their children’s lives and how it impacts their safety,” said LBHS Assistant Principal Robert Billinger.

The seminar will provide parents with information about current technology and applications that teens are using to access the Internet and social media networks. By the end of the workshop, parents will be knowledgeable about social media and cyberbullying safety, and will have an action plan to implement in order to keep their children safe, Billinger promised.

Most teens report their parents have set no boundaries about appropriate use of the Internet, and only one in 10 will report if they are a victim of online abuse, Cranford said in a statement. “An unfiltered, unsupervised internet is one of the most dangerous places for our children to be.”

For more info contact Billinger at [email protected].

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