EPIC offers Tech Savvy Workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
Contact Jamie Rackl, 716.332.4140, rackjl@epicforchildren.org
 
Talk to your kid about social media - ways to begin 
 
Buffalo, NY - What happens online has real world consequences. 
EPIC - Every Person Influences Children, dedicated to families and children, believes the way to keep our children safe in cyberspace is open frank dialogue.
 
Here are a few tips from our experts to begin the conversation.
  • What is your favorite app? 
  • What do you like best about it?  
  • How often do you use it? 
  • What is your favorite game? Can we play it together sometime?
  • What would you do if you were being cyber-bullied or if someone created a mean, fake profile for you or one of your friends?
  • Who would you tell if you felt unsafe using technology or being online?
  • What would you do if someone you communicate with online asked to meet you in person?
Contact Jamie Rackl, Director of Family Engagement at 716.332.4140 or rackjl@epicforchildren.org for more information.
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EPIC offers two workshops dealing with online safety for kids - 
Tech Savvy: Online Safety ADULTS  and Tech Savvy: Online Safety YOUTH.
Each interactive workshop is one hour long, and explores technology, social media, cyber threats and what to do about it. The workshop is available for schools and organizations.
For more information about either of these workshops, contact Jamie Rackl, Director of Family Engagement at 716.332.4140 or rackjl@epicforchildren.org
ABOUT EPIC - Every Person Influences Children
Since 1980, EPIC's mission is to help families, schools and communities raise children to become responsible and successful adults. We provide research-based and evidence-informed year-round programming in Family Engagement in Education, encouraging early literacy and building parents' capacity to become more actively involved in their children's education, including Ready, Set, Read! (developing family literacy and early intervention for children's academic success) and Storytime Family Literacy (fun family literacy-based event); and Parenting Education, which includes Ready, Set, Parent! (offering support and solutions for parents of infants and toddlers, young children, and young adolescents),  Families in Transition (helping individuals facing challenges reach their full potential as parents), and Just for Teens(enhancing the skills and confidence of pregnant and parenting teens); and our Youth Services, including Just for Me (teaching life skills and building confidence among at-risk teens).