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Seminar helps stop teen Internet abuse

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and San Diego Police Foundation are providing tools to facilitate healthy choices for the first online generation. The free seminar about parenting in the cyber age gives an overview of what parents should know about cell phones, cyberbullying and sex exposure online. The seeming anonymity of the Internet has opened the door to new threats and statistics indicate that 80 percent of middle school youth would not feel comfortable going to their parents if they got “in trouble” online.
Smart cyber choices are the core of the SafetyNet parent presentation and the goal of the seminar is to have parents leave the presentation feeling better prepared to actively guide their children’s cyber activities. Register online at A seminar is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. both April 22 at Standley Middle School, 6298 Radcliffe Drive, San Diego and on April 30 at Coronado Middle School, 550 F Ave., Coronado.