Omaha Public Radio News
Mon February 28, 2011
Do you know what your kids are doing online?
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – The Bellevue Police Department will offer a workshop on social media and cyber safety at the end of March.
Jayme Krueger is the Bellevue Community Policing Coordinator. She says the cyber safety program is geared toward parents to give them a better idea of what their kids are doing online. Krueger says what kids do online today may come back and haunt them as they get older and look for work. She says many employers and colleges conduct background checks that include online content. Krueger says the workshop will address privacy settings as well as what Facebook is, "and how kids use it, cyber bullying and what to pay attention to. Talk to your kids. See what they are doing online. We will also talk a little bit about what sexting is and what is happening to some kids that are making some bad choices."
The Social Media/Cyber Safety workshop takes place on March 31st from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Krueger says space is limited so she encourages registering in advance at 402-293-3071. There is no fee to attend.