Library Offers Parent Class in Child Safety Online | Events
A Statement Released by Prendergast Library
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. -- Prendergast Library will offer a new class for parents this summer called “Protecting Your Child Online.”
It is a one-hour presentation from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, or Wednesday, Aug. 1. Topics will include Facebook and other social media outlets, cyber bullying and online privacy.
“Kids are growing up digitally, but it can be overwhelming for concerned parents to try to keep up with what their children are doing on the computer,” according to instructor Kevin Fricano, who recently joined the Prendergast Library reference staff.
He interned in the New York State Supreme Court Library at Buffalo and earned his master’s degree in library and information science from the University at Buffalo. He teaches courses on information literacy and information systems at Bryant and Stratton College, and his interest in evolving technology led him to assist with local computer classes.
“Our aim this summer is to bridge the digital divide between children and their parents,” he said.
As a family literacy opportunity, the class is offered during school-age story time so parents can come to the library and learn while their children are learning, too.
More details about “Protecting Your Child Online” are available at www.prendergastlibrary.org. Parents can register by calling 484-7135, Ext. 225, or signing up at the information desk.
Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown.