Tween Internet Safety Program Offered this week

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Angela Diener, program coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club in Wausau, will present NetSmartz for Tweens, a program on Internet safety for children in third through fifth grade and their parents 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Marathon County Public Library Stratford Branch, 400 N. Fourth St., Stratford, and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau.

NetSmartz for Tweens is a nationally-recognized program developed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to help teens navigate online media. Diener will talk about email safety, instant messaging, cyberbullying, online misrepresentation, identity theft, social networking and sharing private information. The program will include stories, activities and games.

The program is part of a monthly parenting series at the Marathon County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Stratford Branch at 715-687-4420 or the Wausau Headquarters at 715-261-7220.

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