Parents and Other Caregivers Invited to Free Training June 13 to Keep Kids Safe on Mobile Devices
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
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NewBridge Services is hosting a free training June 13 at its Parsippany location to teach parents and other caregivers how to to keep children and teenagers safe when they use mobile devices.
The two-hour program, including a 30-minute Q&A session, starts at 4:30 p.m. and will address phone set-up, group chats and social media, monitoring gaming apps, predators posting pictures, and essential conversations parents need to have with their children. Marc Herzog, owner of Papa Bear Digital Protection, a consulting company specializing in mobile device and social media safety and security, will moderate. Attendees are invited to raise other topics related to safeguarding mobile devices.
“Children can be unwittingly exposed to the internet’s dangers on smartphones and tablets, so it’s important for the caregivers in their lives to take precautions,” said NewBridge Services Child and Family Services Program Director Nicole Bolognini. “This training will give caregivers the tools they need to protect their children.”
To register, contact Bolognini at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-794-6401. NewBridge’s Parsippany location is at 1259 Route 46 East, Building 2, Suite 100A.
NewBridge is committed to keeping children safe and teaching them how to be resilient. More than 4,000 schoolchildren last year learned to deal with bullies, stand up to peer pressure and recognize suicidal thought in themselves and friends through NewBridge prevention programs. NewBridge also trained more than 800 educators and parents in suicide prevention, self-care, and how to help students cope with stressors.
NewBridge Services, a 501c(3) nonprofit, is a premier provider of counseling services, housing and educational programs in northern New Jersey serving nearly 8,000 adults and seniors last year alone. NewBridge treats mental illnesses and addictions; teaches skills for coping with stress, grief and challenging relationships; builds and manages affordable housing; offers school-based programs that teach children and adolescents resiliency skills for healthy emotional development; helps young adults succeed in their education and prepare for careers; and supports seniors so they can remain independent. Throughout its more than 50-year history, NewBridge has remained true to its mission of bringing balance to people’s lives by tracking shifts in communities’ needs and providing innovative, effective programs to meet them.