Mr. Joe Ryan, Education Coordinator with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, gave a wonderful presentation on internet safety on Thursday, September 10. During his engaging and informative presentation, he provided expert insight on the good verses the bad aspects of internet and social media usage with children and teens. His greatest advise to parents was to stay informed about the many applications and social media sites that are available. Mr. Ryan provided many resources that parents can use to become aware of how different social media sites and applications work and their potential dangers.
If you were unable to attend this parent workshop, listed below are some of the free resources that Mr. Ryan mentioned:
Great reference for all things digital – www.Commonsenseme
Teaching site that starts with the basics www.GCFLearnFree.org –
Videos for younger children about internet safety-www.netsmartzkids.org –
Coby Persin YouTube Video regarding the dangers of social media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jMhMVEjEQg