Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Internet and Teens: Social Networking Safety Online Event

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Central

The Internet and Teens: Social Networking Safety

How many times have you heard a young person talk about "blogging" or "myspace" and wondered what language they were speaking? If you've ever been concerned about the amount of time that your child spends on the Internet, or wondered what they were doing, this program will help you to understand more about blogging, what role it plays in the lives of teens especially, and how you can help them to use this communication tool in a safe and positive environment.

The presenter is Bill Erbes, the Assistant Director of the Bensenville (Illinois) Community Public Library District. Bill has presented workshops on using the Internet throughout the United States for such groups as the Public Library Association, the American Association of School Librarians, the Library and Information Technology Association, and the Illinois Library Association. In addition to his work at Bensenville, Bill has made a number of Soaring to Excellence presentations, and occasionally teaches at College of DuPage and the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences at Dominican University.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is free, but you must register by going to www.LibraryU.org. Whether you are a parent, teacher, librarian, or interested in the trends in teen Internet usage, this event will be engaging and informative.

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