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OPP's virtual event provides parents with tech tips

Police say the interactive presentation helped teach parents where young people are most vulnerable online
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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TOWN OF NEW TECUMSETH, ADJALA-TOSORONTIO & ESSA TOWNSHIPS On Monday Jan. 11, 2021, Police Constable Shawn Evans of the Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), provided a virtual zoom event for parents, guardians, and school staff from Tecumseth Beeton Elementary School and Tecumseth South Central Public School. 

Utilizing the Nottawasaga OPP's virtual studio, PC Evans was able to connect remotely for an interactive presentation, offering information and safety tips, including:

  • An interactive discussion about parent's perspectives of what our children are doing with technology
  • Exploring the term "digital citizenship" and the impacts of our children's "digital footprint"
  • Gaining further insight into our children's digital privacy and explore areas where young people are most vulnerable
  • Helpful tips and resources for students, parents/guardians, and families

For lots of helpful information, please check out www.getcybersafe.gc.ca. If any organization, community group or service in our area would like a presentation, please contact the Nottawasaga OPP at .705-434-1939

"It is really important for parents to have engagement with how their children are using technology. Many children have difficulty developing skills to become responsible digital citizens. Parents can assist a great deal in assisting children with the development of digital responsibility".

-PC Shawn Evans, School Resource/Community Safety Officer, Nottawasaga OPP705-434-1939

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