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Cyber seminar for parents held Feb. 13

Williamson County parents are invited to attend a free parenting seminar hosted by Juvenile Court entitled “Sexting, Texting and All Things Cyber” to be held at Ravenwood High School Thursday, Feb. 13 from 6-7 p.m.
Several speakers are on tap including, Sheriff Jeff Long, a representative from the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s office, Dr. Jim Wellborn, a local psychologist specializing in teens and author of Raising Teens in the 21st Century.
“Presenters will introduce trends with texting, new apps and internet dangers that all young people need to be warned about,” according to a press statement from Juvenile Court Judge Sharon Guffee’s office.
“The seminar will include parenting tips to improve discussions with your teens about good boundaries and how to keep them safe.”

The public forum will allow parents to ask questions of professionals and gain a better understanding of why supervision is necessary for young people with internet access.

“A lot of our teens now own smart phones or other electronic devices. Many of these devices give them access to a large and sometimes dangerous world that is difficult for parents to monitor. We want to make sure that parents know how to check these devices, assuring that their children are safe and are making wise choices,” said Judge Guffee.

“Each time we have done this presentation, we have lots of good questions and are so glad to see so many concerned parents. Williamson County is a great place to live, and we continue to work as a team for the best interest of our children.”

Posted on: 2/6/2014


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