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Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

For Immediate Release

March 11, 2014

 

Vermont Interactive Technologies & Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

 Partner to Present

A Free Workshop to Parents on How to Keep Children Safe Online

 

Many parents are concerned about their children’s use of technology and would like to learn more about how to keep them safe online. In response to this need, Vermont Interactive Technologies and Prevent Child Abuse Vermont have partnered to present a free interactive workshop for parents of children ages 8 to 18.

 

The workshop will address the potential benefits and risks of technology and will focus on safe online behavior.  The goal is to teach parents about common technology trends, how students are using technology and how to have a productive discussion with children about technology use. Among the topics that will be covered:  Social media (Instagram, Snapchat, FourSquare, and more), online gaming, cyberbullying, and sexting.

 

The workshop is scheduled for Monday, March 31, 2014, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the following locations:

Brattleboro-Brattleboro Union High School, Room 125

Newport-North Country Career Center, Room 441

Rutland-Stafford Technical Center, Room 108

Williston-Vermont Tech, Room 407

 

Advance registration is not required, but space is limited. Seats will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Vermont Interactive Technologies (VIT) is Vermont’s nonprofit distance learning system with 17 Vermont classrooms. VIT’s mission is to deliver education, training and information equally to all areas of Vermont. Prevent Child Abuse Vermont works to promote and support healthy relationships within families, schools and communities to eliminate child abuse.  Its workshops are designed to educate parents on safe online practices and the possible consequences of technology abuse.

 

For more information, contact Michelle at 802.558.9238 or mparent4@vitlink.org

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Bjorn Behrendt,
Mar 18, 2014, 8:27 AM