Parents who haven’t embraced the Internet may find themselves struggling to monitor their children’s online lives, simply because they’re unfamiliar with how the whole thing works.
With bullies and other predators tormenting kids online—along with the dramas that can play out on Facebook and other websites—the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is offering a free forum on Wednesday on Internet safety for parents.
A sheriff’s deputy will host the forum at Don Juan Avila Elementary School’s multipurpose room on Feb. 20 from 6-7 p.m. It will be open to all Capo Unified parents, caregivers and grandparents only—no students will be allowed to attend.
The deputy, an expert in Internet safety, will discuss the tools and resources parents can use to understand the changing world of the Internet, and how they can monitor their children’s online activities.
A live online demonstration will explain how Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other popular websites work. Other potential online problems such as gambling, cyberstalking and posting personal information will be addressed.
For more information call (949) 425-2563.