Thursday, November 26, 2020

Keeping Your Family Cyber Safe

In the age of cyber security concerns, increased Internet activity and new mobile devices and apps, parents and educators often struggle to keep up with the ever-present dangers to their children.

Keeping your children safe online is something that Southlake Mayor Laura Hill and Police Chief James Brandon care deeply about. That’s why they have organized a special S.P.A.R.K. meeting on Thursday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the DPS North Training facility located at 100 E. Dove.

There will be several speakers at this meeting including, School Resource Officer (SRO) Brett Wilson and Cyber Security Expert Ray Watson. Police Chief James Brandon will also be on hand to answer your questions.

The S.P.A.R.K. meeting is a great opportunity for parents to hear from the experts and get answers to your questions. For example: Is your child’s mobile device really safe? How safe? What are the biggest online threats to your children? Police Chief James Brandon says, “Nearly every teenager has a smartphone. While this can be a benefit, it also presents a new set of dangers for our kids. This event will help parents learn what they can do to keep their kids safe.” The experts will also share resources to help parents and educators keep kids safe online.

Topics include:

  • Cyber security and online dangers for our kids
  • Password protection
  • Internet content
  • How kids can become victims within certain apps and games
  • Ways in which parents can monitor their child’s online behavior
  • Cyber bullying
  • How to protect your family’s personal information
  • Please check out the flyer for more information and mark your calendars now. We hope to see you there.

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