Benton-Rend Lake College Community Education is excited to announce two classes scheduled in Benton in March. These classes will teach students crucial information on how to protect children while they "surf the Net" and how to protect your computer.
The first class will focus on protecting children from Online Predators. We now have access to an amazing world of new technology and information through the Internet. Our children have opportunities and access to information that was unimaginable in previous generations.
As with any technological advance, this provides great benefits, but parents must also be aware of the potential dangers. Online safety and protection from Internet predators are critical issues that all parents must address to keep their children safe.
Adam Powell, our instructor, will give parents information on what to look for and how to protect their children. Guest speakers will include an FBI agent, local police and the representative from the Attorney General's office. They will be available to answer questions.
Learn what to look for and view videos on real life situations and interviews of occurrences that have happened. Parents and grandparents will not want to miss "Kids First Online Predators & Safety." This class will meet one time only on Tuesday, March 10 from 6-9p.m. in the Benton Community High School library. The registration fee is $12.
The second class will focus on securing your home computer. Computers and Internet access have opened many doors to information and opportunities in our homes, schools, and workplaces.
This new technology is a wonderful thing. With proper monitoring and education, parents can protect their children from the "downside" of internet access.
Our instructor, Adam Powell, will provide parents with information on how to secure their computer with software to protect children from inappropriate material. Students will learn how to monitor their children's internet activity and will also receive free software from the Attorney General's office to take home and install on their home computer.
Antivirus and other PC protection options will also be covered. Don't miss "Kids First Securing Your Computer." This class will be held one time only on Tuesday, March 24 from 6-9p.m. in the Benton Community High School Computer Lab. Registration fee is $12.