School Resource Officers set to provide internet safety presentation for parents

Lethbridge Police School Resource Officers are hosting an Internet safety presentation to help educate parents about the online tools their kids are using to communicate, the issues that are arising and what can be done to mitigate problems before they start.

The free session is set for Tuesday, April 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Yates and all parents of school-aged children are encouraged to attend. Information will be provided on apps that are currently trending, laws as they relate to the internet, online safety tips and there will also be a question and answer period.

School Resource Officers see first-hand the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to the internet and social media and there is rarely a day that goes by that they aren’t dealing with some sort of an issue.

Teens and young children are able to access the internet 24/7 and in some cases know more about the online world than their parents. Children of all ages are very proficient online so it’s important for parents to understand social networking tools, know what their children are doing online and talk openly with them about internet safety.

Media are invited to attend the presentation and interviews can also be arranged in advance by contacting Cst. Jamie Williamson at 403-894-3131.

For anyone who cannot attend the presentation in person, it will be live streamed at https://livestream.com/accounts/15285322/events/5135939 and also recorded and broadcast on Shaw TV.