District 47 to teach parents about online safety

Updated 1/8/2018 5:10 PM

Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 will host a free social media presentation Wednesday to teach parents how to keep students safe online.

"The Parent Feed" is a communitywide initiative to help create a safer, smarter, kinder online environment for all students, officials said.


It is part of District 47's digital citizenship program -- Project B3: Be safe. Be smart. Be kind -- being presented to middle schoolers this month. Parents can learn about the concepts behind Project B3 and put technology plans into action at home.

The event is open to all District 47 parents from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bernotas Middle School, 170 N. Oak St., Crystal Lake.

Project B3 founder and media professional Matt Batt will show parents and guardians the top 10 apps students use today and provide advice on how to make decisions when handling issues of digital responsibility at home.

"As students continue to access Internet-based resources at a younger age -- especially through social media, gaming systems, and cellphones -- it is imperative that we provide them the education and tools to navigate the digital world in which they live," said Dave Jenkins, the district's assistant superintendent of technology services.

Project B3 is supported by the CDW Corporation. For more information, visit projectb3.org.

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