Press Release: Police Offer Seminars on Internet Safety for Teens and Adults 170315

Police Offer Seminars on Internet Safety for Teens and Adults

GREENSBORO, NC (March 15, 2017) – Detectives with the Greensboro Policed Department are offering separate seminars for adults and teens to discuss how to be safe when using social media.
The seminars, part of the department’s “Community Classroom” series, are the result of a growing demand for information on this topic. “Every week, detectives from our Family Victims Unit get asked to speak with school organizations, youth groups, and concerned parents about the potential dangers of being on-line,” said Sgt. K.B. Johnson who oversees the FVU. “Because there is such a huge interest in this topic, we thought that offering community-wide presentations would be a good way to get the information to large groups of people.”
The seminar called ‘Teen Dating Violence and Internet Safety for Teens’ also includes information on cyberbullying and texting. It is geared towards teens and tweens. A parent must accompany the children. It is offered March 29 and April 19.
The seminar for adults only is called ‘Keeping Your Child Safe in the Digital Age’. The presentation stresses to parents the importance of monitoring their children’s social media activity. Detectives also provide parents methods for checking their children’s digital devices. This seminar is offered March 30 and April 20.
To sign up for this seminar, log on to www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aa4ac2aaafd0-community1 or call 336-373-2636 or email communityengagement@greensboro-nc.gov<mailto:communityengagement@greensboro-nc.gov>
All presentations are from 6-7 pm at the Family Justice Center, 201 S. Greene St. Participants can park for free at the Greene St. Parking Deck.
Registration for each session is limited to 100 participants.
Portions of both seminars contain cautionary tales of inappropriate sexual advances; however, explicit photographs and language are NOT used.
“Community Classroom” supports Chief Scott’s strategy of expanding community outreach efforts to better connect with all of Greensboro’s residents.

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Susan C. Danielsen
Public Information Officer
Greensboro Police Department
300 W Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
www.gsopd.org
(w) 336.574.4002
(m) 336.451.5715
susan.danielsen@greensboro-nc.gov<mailto:susan.danielsen@greensboro-nc.gov>

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