Virtual Elementary Internet Safety Class On June 25th

CATEGORY: Events | DATE: June 19, 2020

Register in advance for this meeting:

The Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting a series of free educational public online webinars on Personal & Online Safety.
Sessions are specifically developed for elementary students (1st – 5th grade), and their parents on Thursday, June 25th from 1-2 pm. Other caregivers (grandparents, babysitters, etc) & anyone caring for children are encouraged to attend. This fun & engaging webinar will educate students & caregivers on how to recognize unsafe online situations, what steps should be followed if ever confronted with an unsafe online situation, and how to report it.

If you haven’t made up your mind on whether your child should attend, please consider these important FACTS:
– 76% of children in the U.S. have access to the internet;
– Only 33 % of households with internet access use filtering and blocking software;
– 1 out of 5 children are solicited sexually while using the internet;
– 7 in 10 children are willing to share personal information to strangers online;
– More than 100,000 predators are online daily;
– Strangers solicit & groom elementary-aged children daily through multi-player online games (like Roblox, Minecraft, & Fortnite);
– 1 in 10 parents are actually aware that strangers can interact with their children through multi-player online games (as listed above).

Internet use continues to increase, as does online abuse. It is important that we teach our children the personal & online safety skills needed to navigate this ever increasing virtual world, so please join us for this free opportunity to learn how to Speak Up Be Safe while Online. Classes are being offered every Thursday in June. Please share with family and friends.