Coquitlam RCMP offer seminars to teach parents how to protect children online

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      For parents who are uncertain about what to do to help keep their children safe from dangers online, Coquitlam RCMP are offering seminars that are designed to address those issues.

      These sessions will help adults become more digitally literate so that they can become more active in or aware of their children’s online activities.

      Coquitlam RCMP Cst. Jason Davies, who will be presenting the seminats, stated in a news release that the hour-long sessions will introduce attendees to “the basics of cyberbullying, sexting and sharing of intimate images, child luring, and some of the apps that could make your kids more vulnerable”.

      He added that as many adults are less knowledgeable or savvy about technology than their children, “the goal here is to build up your comfort level and increase your family’s safety”.

      One session will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. on January 21 at the Poirier Community Centre (630 Poirier Street) in Coquitlam.

      Another session will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on January 22 at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Avenue) in Port Coquitlam.

      The sessions do not require registration.