The Y In Central Maryland Hosts Workshops To Teach Parents How To Keep Their Kids Safe Online


In celebration of Safer Internet Day (SID), The Y in Central Maryland will host 13 Google Be Internet Awesome workshops across central Maryland on February 11, 2020 to teach parents how to instill healthy and responsible Internet habits in their children.

The workshops will feature discussion-based, parent-to-parent conversations about how to help children be safe, smart and positive online. Families will learn to teach their children how to communicate responsibly, understand real from fake in the face of phishing and scams, build strong passwords, be positive and kind online, and how to discuss questionable content as a family. Parents will receive free bilingual resources, answers to questions about online safety and digital citizenship, and tools and information to help facilitate discussions at home.

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All events are free and open to the public. Some workshops will be presented in English and Spanish. Many locations will provide on-site childcare during the workshop.