Virtual Teen Internet Safety Class On June 25th

CATEGORY: Events | DATE: June 19, 2020

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkde6hrz4vGtAP8hAwFxgyj18vHchHuYuo

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 middle & high school students (6th – 12 grade), but parents & anyone interested in learning more about Online Safety are encouraged to attend. This fun & engaging webinar will be on Thursday, June 25th from 3-4 pm and will educate students & parents 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:
– 92% of all teens in the U.S. report using the internet daily;
– 1 out of 5 teens are solicited sexually while using the internet;
– 72% of teens ‘friend’ strangers on social media;
– 8 out of 10 teens admit giving out personal information to strangers online;
– 1 in 5 girls are cyberbullied;
– 1 in 10 boys are cyberbullied;
– More than 100,000 predators are online daily;
– Strangers solicit & groom teens through chat rooms & multi-player online games than all other resources combined.

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.