Parents of children and teens will learn important information about internet safety at a course provided by Lee’s Summit CARES. Parents’ Guide to Internet Safety will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Lee’s Summit Police Department, 10 NE Tudor Road. Cost for the 90-minute class is $10 per person, and scholarships are available for qualifying individuals.
Detective Chad Albin of the Lee’s Summit Police Department will be the evening’s presenter. A 19-year police veteran, Albin has worked in criminal investigations with a focus on sex offenses and crimes involving digital evidence. The officer currently represents the Lee’s Summit Police Department on the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force.
During the course, Albin will share real-life cases from local police investigations involving crimes that used the internet and online applications. He will also discuss mobile and internet apps that are frequently used by criminals targeting children and teens.
In addition to building awareness among parents about young people’s activities on digital devices, the course will provide those attending with tools to help ensure that their children stay safe online. The internet safety class is offered through the Lee’s Summit CARES Positive Parenting Practices program.
To register, visit https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E334413&id=22. You may also register by mailing a completed form, available at http://www.LSCares.org/parenting, to ReDiscover, c/o Bev Hatley, 1555 NE Rice Rd., Lee’s Summit, Mo., 64086. Those attending are asked to register by Oct. 8.
For more information about the course and the scholarships, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District residents may contact Hatley at (816) 347-3259. If you live outside the school district boundaries, please contact Rachel Segobia, (816) 347-3298.
Lee’s Summit CARES is a community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance use and violence, promoting exemplary character and empowering positive parenting. For more information, visit http://www.lscares.org/. You may also follow Lee’s Summit CARES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat