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Library helps spread word for Cyber Safety Week

Posted Sep 28th, 2010 by Rhonda B. Sewell  Category: Community Interest, Toledo.com

 

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is helping to spread the word to educators, parents, grandparents and the entire community on Ohio’s first-ever Cyber Safety Week, observed October 3-9 by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Cyber Safety Week gives students, parents, educators, law enforcement professionals and others who care about kids’ safety the perfect opportunity to focus on the vitally important topic of digital citizenship. In a statement released by the state’s Attorney General’s Office: While technology provides many convenient and educational resources for finding and sharing information, too often it is used by those with dangerous or unseemly intentions. Ohio’s youth need support and guidance from us to help them steer clear of the bad guys and use the Internet, online video games and cell phones safely and wisely.

Here’s how the Library is helping to spread the word:

· Providing patrons with FREE Cyber Safety Week informational bookmarks and a publication (limited copies) titled
Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online, all provided by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
· Internet Safety links on toledolibrary.org’s Kids Place and Teen Scene pages (All sites provided are good for parents and kids concerned about online safety)

Helpful cyber safety links:

· http://home.disney.go.com/guestservices/safety
· http://www.onguardonline.gov/pdf/tec04.pdf
· http://www.onguardonline.gov/games/overview.aspx

Visit http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/CyberSafetyWeek for educational resources, and to order Cyber Safety publications in bulk call the OAG’s Help Center at 1.800.282.0515.

NOTE: For additional information visit toledolibrary.org, or call 419.259.5207

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