DPAC tackles Internet safety for children

Steve Dotto informs parents and caregivers on keeping kids safe on the Internet.

Steve Dotto, a world-renowned speaker, computer tech and former stand-up comedian will be the guest speaker for a forum next week on how to keep kids safe in our new computer world.

The workshop is called CyberSafe and is sponsored by the School District 27 District Parent Advisory Council.

“This is an awesome presentation for anyone who has a child that uses the Internet,” says DPAC treasurer Shelley Wiggins.

“I think this is a must-see for parents and I believe that the more information you have as a parent the better equipped you are to make decisions for your kids.”

Mothers, fathers, grandparents and teachers are encouraged to attend.

The presentation takes place this Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Gibraltar Room.

Tickets are $3 in advance at the Cariboo Memorial Complex or $5 at the door.

The presentation should be funny and informative while outlining the risks of social networking and Web 2.0.

Dotto will put the risks into perspective and give people the tools needed to come to terms with both the dangers and inherent responsibilities.

Wiggins says most parents aren’t really knowledgeable when it comes to the Internet.

“I know I am not, so this presentation is meant to get them thinking about the internet and hopefully when they leave the presentation they will have learned something that will be able to apply to their lives,” Wiggins says.

In his introductory statement Dotto says: “The youth of the world, both working age and those still at home are increasingly at risk.

“Unfortunately it is a unique risk they are not equipped to deal with, and those who should be protecting them from the risks are often oblivious to it.”

For more information about Dotto’s presentation visit  www.dottotech.com or speakermix.com/steve-dotto

Wiggins says the DPAC would also love to hear from parents who have ideas on topics they would like covered in future presentations with guest speakers. The DPAC website is available at www.sd27dpac.com.

 

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