In today’s technology-centered world, educating children how to safely navigate the World Wide Web is just as important as teaching them how to safely cross the street. To help children and their parents better understand the potentially dangerous areas of the Internet, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony Santino and New York State Assemblyman Brian Curran – in partnership with Internet safety expert Ron Gerber – will host an Internet Safety and Cyberbullying Seminar at Baldwin High School on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7 p.m.
During this event, Internet safety expert Ron Gerber will make a presentation on the growing threat of cyberbullying (bullying someone through the phone, computer or other electronic devices), offer Internet safety tips and talk about the importance of reporting bullying and/or stalking.
“Today’s generation of youth is among the first to grow up with the Internet as a part of their daily lives,” stated Murray. “And, while the Internet can be a useful and educational resource, it is imperative that we educate our children on the potentially hazardous situations they may encounter while online.”
“I am proud to partner with Supervisor Murray, Assemblyman Curran and Ron Gerber to provide this important Internet Safety and Cyberbullying Seminar to residents of Baldwin,” said Santino. “We are confident that children and their parents will find this information very useful.”
“I'm proud to have passed the Dignity for All Students Act with an amendment giving school administrators the necessary tools to help protect students from cyberbullying,” said Curran. “This legislation gives both school administrators and parents a clear and defined process to help our children who are victims of cyberbullying."
Baldwin High School is located at 841 Ethel T. Kloberg Drive in Baldwin.