Arapahoe Libraries is partnering with children, parents, caregivers and the community by offering resources on how to safely navigate the internet. On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Circle in Centennial, will host two digital safety workshops, featuring Katie Greer, a nationally recognized expert on internet/digital safety and technology.
Digital safety for kids
Greer’s first workshop, which will be held from 4-5 p.m., will cover digital safety and is targeted to children ages 8-12. This program will show kids how to be safe and smart before connecting with friends online, using apps or while playing on smartphones or other devices.
During this program, Greer will empower children to make responsible choices as they become more interested in online gaming, apps and social media. She will lead a kid-friendly discussion about protecting personal information, cyberbullying and much more.
The challenge of parenting in the digital age
Later that same evening, from 7-8:30 p.m., Greer will lead a program designed just for adults. The struggle is real for parents raising kids in today’s digital world. From endless social-media channels and apps to more serious dangers like cyberbullying and “sexting,” keeping our kids safe online can feel beyond overwhelming.
Greer will help parents navigate complicated digital waters, share trends and discuss what’s next on the horizon when it comes to children and technology. She will empower parents with proactive strategies to keep online learning safe and enjoyable. Due to mature program content and discussions, this program is for adults only.
Digital-safety expert Katie Greer, who has been featured on CNN and in USA Today and Parent’s magazine, shares her dynamic message with thousands of parents, teachers, school administrators and law enforcement officials across the country. Greer developed her educational program while working for the Corruption, Fraud and Computer Crime Division of the Attorney General’s Office in Massachusetts.
To learn more or to save space for either program, visit arapahoelibraries.org/digital-safety or call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279).
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