Pro­tect our chil­dren on­line

Record Observer - - NEWS -

STEVENSVILLE — Are you aware of the neg­a­tive in­flu­ences the in­ter­net, so­cial media, smart­phones, and elec­tronic games are hav­ing on some of our young peo­ple? Would you like to know more? Stevensville Light­house Aglow In­ter­na­tional will host Vince DeVivo, com­mu­nity out­reach spe­cial­ist, United States At­tor­ney’s Of­fice, Dis­trict of Mary­land on Mon­day, May 15, at 6 p.m. at the Kent Is­land Li­brary, 200 Li­brary Circle in Stevensville.

Par­ents, teach­ers and com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions play a crit­i­cal role in se­cur­ing the safety and wel­fare of chil­dren. The United States At­tor­ney’s Of­fice said they are ea­ger to part­ner with the com­mu­nity in pro­mot­ing a safe and healthy learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment. DeVivo will be mak­ing a multimedia pre­sen­ta­tion, ti­tled In­no­cence Stole: Pro­tect­ing our Chil­dren On­line. This mes­sage is geared to pro­vid­ing adults in­for­ma­tion about how best to pro­tect young peo­ple from neg­a­tive and crim­i­nal in­flu­ences on­line.

Top­ics in­clude so­cial net­work­ing, cy­ber bul­ly­ing, sex­ting and in­ter­net preda­tors. Learn about preven­tion and in­ter­ven­tion strate­gies and in­ter­net safety re­sources in­clud­ing, tips for talk­ing to your chil­dren, what chil­dren should and should not do on­line, adult re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, and avail­able re­sources.

Par­ents, grand­par­ents, aunts, un­cles, broth­ers, sis­ters, teach­ers, and youth lead­ers are en­cour­aged to at­tend as to not miss this op­por­tu­nity to learn ways to pro­tect our youth.

There is no charge for the pre­sen­ta­tion, but those in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing are en­cour­age to RSVP. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact stevensvil­le­light­house­a­glowint@ gmail.com.

PHOTO BY MIKE DAVIS

The Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sion­ers pro­claimed May the Char­ac­ter Counts Pil­lar of the Month for May at the April 25 meet­ing. Elaine But­ler, Char­ac­ter Counts co­or­di­na­tor, holds the procla­ma­tion.

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