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6:00 pm - Online Safety for Parents, Teachers, & Caregivers
January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Digital connections, more than ever, pervade our every moment –– from our ever-present phones to our work, social, and school experiences. Although for many, the internet provided a lifeline during the bleakest days of the pandemic, our daily lives and global moment also make abundantly clear that technology –– and the internet more specifically –– can be as much a source of strife and stress as it is one of education and recreation. In the Desmond-Fish Public Library’s Digital Wellness series, we’ll learn to take control of our online lives to emphasize safe, private, equitable, and affirmative use of technology.
In this interactive workshop, parents or caregivers of kids and teens will get the tools they need to understand their children’s online lives, how to evaluate their usage and look for red flags, and how to intervene. Stressing a collaborative approach with your child about their online limits, we’ll discuss areas of vulnerability, the changing social media landscape, and various options for parental control software.
This event takes place in person at the Library, but participants who cannot attend in person may join via Zoom.
Register here. Registration is required for this event.
Please note: This event requires at least three attendees to run. If fewer than three participants have registered within 48 hours of the event, it will be postponed and participants will be notified via email. Registration opens 30 days before the start of the event.