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Posted on: October 21, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Operation Safe Surf and Cyberbullying: A New Kind of Threat

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Internet safety is rapidly becoming one of the toughest issues facing parents and schools today. A priority issue for the PA Office of Attorney General, a new Internet safety program called "Operation Safe Surf," has been created to help educate kids, parents and schools about the importance of being safe online. Operation Safe Surf provides information and tools for parents and schools to use to address online safety with children.

Bullying was once an act limited to playgrounds or school hallways. The Internet has opened up a whole new world of socialization for young people through e-mail, Web sites, instant messaging, chat rooms, blogs and text messages. The increased use of the Internet and prevalence of computers in schools and homes has transformed bullying into a new kind of threat for children. It has given school "bullies" a new platform on which to intimidate and harass others. Cyber bullying is quickly becoming a challenging issue facing young people, parents and educators.

Partnering with national leaders on Internet safety to provide the latest information on the topic, this training will offer some resources for both parents and staff to use in protecting their children online, from both adult predators and other children/teens.

There is no cost to attend, but re-registration is required at least one week before training. Register early by downloading the flyer. Space is limited.

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