Monday, 04 December 2006 00:00
Cyber ClassWritten by WGCU Newsroom
Parents who want to learn more about keeping their kids safe ONLINE are invited to a Cyber-Safety workshop tonight in south Fort Myers.
An FBI Special Agent will outline what parents are up against – and give examples of scary or inappropriate things kids might find on the Internet.
Prevention Specialist for Safe & Drug Free Schools – Jan Klein – says one of the biggest challenges? Many kids simply know more about computers than their parents!
“their kids can run circles around them in terms of what they can do on the computer. So a lot of those parents think nothing about…you know, why shouldn’t there be a computer in my kid’s room? It’s almost now like computers and computer games are the baby sitters like TV’s used to be when these parents were young.”
Klein says the workshop is for parents only…because of the adult nature of some of the examples they’ll be presenting.
She says it will also deal with possible online threats like MySpace-dot-com…and blogs. And give examples of some safe places for kids to go online.
The workshop is from 6:30 to 8:30 at South Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers.
(337-8606 for info – Jan Klein)