Conway Christian will host a free, citywide event discussing internet safety at 6 p.m. Monday in the school gymnasium.
“The goal for the evening will be to raise awareness, provide direction and, ultimately, equip parents with the tools necessary to teach children how to navigate social media and the internet safely,” CCS spokesman Laura Shelton said. “The event will be conducted by state and local leaders who are experts in the field of cyber safety and prevention.”
The speakers include Carol Crews of the Faulkner County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Kristina Carnes of the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, Detective Brian Williams of the Conway Police Department and Circuit Judge Troy Braswell.
"My parents knew if I was hanging out with the wrong crowd because they could see who I was spending time with," Judge Braswell told the Log Cabin Democrat. "The times have changed. Now, more than ever connections are made online through the use of phones, tablets and computers.
"This exposure can lead to dangerous situations for our youth. The class will help parents better understand the safeguards and tools available to protect their children."
The event is open to the public.