For Parents, Students & Community Members
"Internet & Cell Phone Safety" Public Forum
Thursday, February 11th, 2010 - 7:00 pm
Forestville High School Gymnasium
The Internet offers an incredible opportunity but coupled with that are tremendous risks. Current data indicates that approximately one in seven children between the ages of 10 and 17 experiences a sexual solicitation or approach from a stranger while online.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is committed to helping all audiences – kids, parents and guardians, law-enforcement officers and educators — become more familiar with the keys to Internet safety.
You can’t watch kids every minute, but you can use strategies to help them benefit from the Internet and avoid its risks.
Cell phones and other wireless devices can also be a dangerous tool in the hands of a young person. Text messaging and media-sharing is an everyday part of many teenagers’ lives. But, while your child is using their phone, more than their reputation can be at stake – their personal safety is at risk as well.
If you would like to take part in an eye opening experience that will have a positive impact on our entire community, please plan to join us at 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 11th in the High School gymnasium. Patti McLain, the Program Director for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children will present important information to help keep our children safe when using current technology. She is a nationally recognized expert in the field of Internet and cell phone safety as it relates to school age children.