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Staying Safe with Social Media

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Cape Charles Civic Center

500 Tazewell Avenue

Cape Charles, VA 23310

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The Internet is a powerful and important tool these days, but it can also be a dangerous neighborhood for young people. From cyber-predators to social media posts that can come back to haunt them later in life, the hazards can be frightening. On Tuesday, September 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cape Charles Civic Center, 500 Tazewell Avenue in Cape Charles, FBI Special Agent Stacey Sullivan will kick off our 3-part series on Internet safety with a talk about why it is important for children and teens to know the consequences of engaging in high-risk Internet behaviors, and how parents, grandparents, teachers and others can help to keep them safe.

On Wednesday, October 3, we will be following up on Agent Sullivan’s talk with a primer on the various popular social media apps, what they are used for, how to know if they are putting you or your child at risk, and how to protect your information while using them. Even if you have not used any of the social media apps yet, this will help you understand what they are, so that you can help others.

On Tuesday, October 9, at the third part of our series, we invite you to bring your smartphones to the Civic Center, where we will work with you to update your privacy settings to secure your information.

Please make plans to attend these important talks and feel free to bring along a guest or two. All ages are welcome. Please come a few minutes early to get your food as the talks will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. Due to the nature of the discussion, teenagers/grandchildren are encouraged. There is no charge for these events.

The series is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Cape Charles Memorial Library, who will provide small sandwiches, snacks and refreshments at each event, and the FBI Norfolk Citizens Academy Alumni Association, whose mission is to provide education and outreach to the community for a Safer Hampton Roads.

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