Peninsula News Review

RCMP targets internet safety, cyber bullying

Over the next few weeks Sidney North Saanich RCMP member Cpl. Erin Fraser will be educating parents on Internet safety at local elementary and middle schools.

The talks will include information on Internet safety basics and Fraser will also touch on the more sensitive subject of cyber bullying.

“Let’s face it, most of our kids are more technologically savvy than we are nowadays,” said Fraser.

“I’ll be providing information that I hope will help parents feel comfortable enough to effectively monitor their child’s online activities and I also want to provide parents with some cues to watch for that may indicate a child has been the target of cyber bullying.”

Fraser said it’s important for parents to be aware of their children’s online habits, especially in light of recent events.

“It’s important for parents to be wary of signs that their child is the victim of cyberbullying,” said Fraser.

“Whether it be through social networking, online gaming or simply surfing the web, children often spend more time interacting with others via the Internet or their smart phones than they do face-to-face. The more involved parents become in their children’s online activities, the less likely those children are to be taken advantage of online.”

The talks are scheduled at North Saanich Middle School, Kelset Elementary School and Deep Cove Elementary School. For more information on times and scheduling, call Cpl. Fraser at 250-656-3931.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

One last holdup on B.C. railway tracks
 
Victoria police probe robberies linked to stolen fire department key
 
Exposing the uncommon man
Welcome Wagon honours long time businesses
 
Port Alberni Boston Pizza re-opening in sight
 
Alberni Remembrance Day services draw hundreds
The adventure of a lifetime
 
Blasting causes headaches for Langford homeowners
 
ELECTION 2014: B.C. towns compete to raise civic election voter participation

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.