Protect our children online
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.
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.