Internet safety awareness workshops upcoming

  • Mar. 24, 2008 6:00 a.m.

Submitted by Beng Favreau–It’s not a surprise to find that many children and adults are members of several cyber social network sites. Online social networking is here to stay and with their rising popularity come concerns about online safety. How can you ensure you and your children stay safe when using social network websites and blogs? How should we handle cyberbullying? How can we help our children understand what information should be private? In celebration of International Adult Literacy Week, Literacy Haida Gwaii is organizing three Internet Safety Workshops in April for parents, adults and teens. Titled “Social Networks – What They Are and How to Use Them Safely”, these workshops aim at giving some security advice to help learners understand the risk involved in using social networking sites, internet safety for children, and how to prevent the loss of privacy and identity theft. James Meszaros, Computer and Web Applications Specialist, and Paul Hawse of OfficeWorks Plus will facilitate the course. The dates and locations for the workshops are April 7 at Tahayghen, April 8 at QC Secondary and April 9 at ALM School. All workshops are free and begin at 6:30pm. Call Beng at 559-8398 or email at bfavreau@thehub.literacy.bc.ca to reserve a place as the computer labs have limited seating capacity. Registration will be based on first-come first-serve basis.

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