Social Media 101 : What Parents Need to Know

How can parents keep children safe in today's world?
February 19, 2018

According to the Cyber Bullying Research Center, 33.6% of adolescents have experienced cyberbullying in their lifetime, and according to a 2014 Teen Internet Safety survey conducted by The Futures Company, 18% of the adolescents surveyed have considered meeting an individual they have met through online communications.

Our children know so much more than their parents about the newest and latest online communication applications. Our role in monitoring our children’s behavior and interactions online has never been more important.

CORA invites the public to attend a free presentation on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 6 – 8 pm at CORA Services from the PA Attorney General’s Office of Public Engagement. Anthony Luker with a panel of teens will discuss the risks, legal implications, and latest dangers about the online use of children and a panel discussion with youth who know first-hand of the impact of today’s dangers and what they had wished their parents knew.

This presentation is intended for parents of school-age children (grade school and high school) as well as teachers, school counselors and anyone interested in cyber safety for teens. Attendees will understand the importance of knowing children’s passwords, common social media sites used by teens and how to navigate security features on tech devices. Parents are encouraged to attend to identify tips and tools to protect children from online predators.

Cost: Registration is required, but free of charge. Space is limited – sign up today.

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