Program teaches parents how to keep kids safe online

Internet safety tips included communicating more with kids

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The U.S. Attorney’s office taught parents how they can keep their children safe on the internet.

Parents met at Duggan Middle School Thursday night to learn about cyber bullying, internet predators, sexting, and social media. Internet safety tips included communicating more with kids and learning about how they create their digital identity.

Jeff Welch, a program coordinator at Parent and Community Engagement Center, explained why parents need to get involved in keeping their kids safe online; “Making sure that they’re able to make the right decisions, and for parents and teachers to be able to communicate the importance of those decisions.”

There will be more presentations like these after the New Year. The first will be held on January 14th at Chestnut Middle School from 5:30PM – 7:30PM. Another will take place on January 28th at Kiley Middle School, also from 5:30PM – 7:30PM.

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