Seminar to address sexting, cyberbullying, online predators
ELKTON — Parents and children are encouraged to attend a free seminar Monday at Elkton High School to learn how families can protect themselves from online predators and cyberbullying.
The program begins at 7 p.m. in the auditorium and is expected to end about 8:30 p.m.
“This is an eye-opening presentation that will expose dangers faced daily in the cyber world by children,” said Renee Dunn, victim rights coordinator at the Cecil County State’s Attorney office.
Vince DeVivo, a community outreach specialist for the United States Attorney’s Office in Baltimore, is giving the presentation titled “Innocence Stolen: Protecting Our Kids Online.”
Dunn said the program will cover topics such as social networking, cyberbullying, sexting and online predators.
“It will provide prevention and intervention strategies, as well as internet safety resources,” Dunn said.
DeVivo will provide handouts to all attending the seminar with additional in- formation.
“We have been trying to get the word out about this important event and hope that we get a lot of people Monday night,” Dunn said.
Light refreshments will be served in the cafeteria starting at 6 p.m. for those arriving early, but the program will start promptly at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, which has comfortable seating and a large capacity.
Elkton High School students have volunteered to help with the event Monday night, but it is open to all residents of Cecil County at no cost.