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Learn about kids and social media

Parents are being especially invited to hear a talk entitled, “Find Out What Your Child May Already Know About Social Media.” 

Guest speaker Stephanie Nancarrow will make the presentation on at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Connersville Middle School auditorium, 1900 N. Grand Ave. She is a youth educator who works with the ICAC, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Nancarrow will share information about social media and phone apps and the role they play in your child’s safety.

“I heard Stephanie speak a few years ago at a tech conference in Richmond and suggested we invite her to speak. I felt she just had so much knowledge to share with parents who might not be as on top of new technology as their children are,” Victoria Smejkal, CMS school counselor, said. “I’m hoping that children will be safer and parents will be better prepared to help protect them.

“There is also the huge concern of cyber bullying and the fact that every year new social apps are created that students use to hurt each other. I feel parents need to be a big part in preventing this from happening but they can’t help if they don’t have the knowledge,” she said.

CMS also will have a student session at 2:30 p.m. the same day where Stephanie will speak with students about online safety issues.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC) helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education. The ICAC website is www.icactaskforce.org

A prize drawing will be held at the end of the parent program.

 

 

Let me know if you would need anything else from me.

Thank you!

Victoria Smejkal

School Counselor

Connersville Middle School

1900 Grand Ave.

Connersville, IN 47331

765-825-1139

vsmejkal@fayette.k12.in.us