Parents gain tools to keep kids safe online

Cyberbullying, internet stalking, solicitations for sexual encounters and human trafficking; the internet and social media can leave parents in constant fear for their children.

As devices like smartphones and tablets become more integrated not only in our personal lives, but in our children’s education, the reality is they are here to stay.

So how do parents protect their children?

Santa Rosa County Sheriff-elect Bob Johnson answered that question Tuesday night, Oct. 4, at Holley-Navarre Middle School.

Johnson presented information on social media sites, the potential dangers and preventative measures parents could take to protect their children as part of the school’s all day cyber safety event. During the school day, all students were brought in for a seminar on how to stay safe online and what to do in cyberbullying scenarios. That evening, parents were invited to a similar lesson.

Read the full article in the Oct. 13 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.


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