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District 128 to Hold Internet Safety Program for Parents

'Safe Surfing' is slated for Oct. 16 and 25.

The Community High School District 128 Community Education Program is offering two free opportunities for parents to learn about the risks children face when using the internet or social networking media. Sponsored by the District 128 Foundation for Learning, the program, Safe Surfing: A Guide to Minimizing Internet Threats, will cover a wide range of topics including: how predators contact and groom victims; how to access up-to-the-minute local sex offender data; the ever-changing ways predators use the web to reach kids; how cyber-bullying occurs and how to reduce it; and five steps to recognizing threats and protecting kids online.

The class will be offered on Oct. 16 at Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park Ave., and again on Oct. 25 at Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway. Both classes will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., and will be taught by Libertyville Police Officer Robert Uliks and Libertyville High School Teacher Bill Richert. Both classes are free, but pre-registration is required. Please visit www.Comed128.org to register online or to print a registration form. Phone registration is also available by calling the Community Education office at 847-932-2176.

- Community High School District 128 provided this information.

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