Tommie Barfield Elementary to host cyber safety event

Tommie Barfield Elementary (TBE) is hosting a special cyber-awareness event from 7-8 p.m., on Thursday, October 21, in the school’s cafeteria, located at 101 Kirkwood Street, on Marco Island. The program is in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and is open to all parents of Kindergarten through 12th grade students and community members. Regardless of which school your children or grandchildren attend, you will want to hear the latest information and cautions about cyber safety.

Speakers will include Amelia Vasquez, Program Director for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, who will address inappropriate chatting/texting/sexting and posting of inappropriate material on computers and cell phones; Marco Island Police Department Deputy Paul Keyes, who specializes in Internet Safety from a law enforcement perspective; and Jody McCarty, Technology Specialist at TBE, who will discuss the Internet Safety Program NetSmartz and how Kindergarten through 5th grade students at TBE are taught about Internet safety starting at age five.

All community members, as well as parents are encouraged to attend this program.

To learn more, please contact TBE Principal Jory Westberry at 377-8500.

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