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Online Safety for Children is Topic of Continuing Ed Workshop

3/17/2008 —

The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education will present "Educating Parents about Social Networking and Web 2.0" from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, in 16 Student Union Building.

The workshop is geared towards helping parents and educators work with children to explain and ensure online safety issues. Attendees will receive valuable insights as well as materials that address students' safety online. The session will focus on the importance of parents and educators knowing what their students or children are doing while they're online and will inform participants about the benefits and risks of six major areas of online activity and the importance of a well-managed online identity. Attendees will receive family discussion questions, tips to share with students and a digital copy of the presentation to customize for individual use. The course is Act 48 approved.

Workshop presenter Julia Tebbets is the lower-school technology coordinator and educational technology team leader at Sewickley Academy. She teaches computer classes for grades one through five and provides faculty training and technical support. Tebbets is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Princeton University and has 11 years of experience in the classroom. She also is a keystone technology integrator and STAR discovery educator.

To make reservations for the workshop, contact the Office of Continuing Education at dlb31@psu.edu or (724) 773-3762.

 

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