The School District of Clayton PTO Council is inviting parents, community members and middle and high school students to learn how they can promote Internet safety among their children and peers while working to prevent cyberbullying. The Internet Safety Town Hall Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Clayton High School auditorium, #1 Mark Twain Circle.
The forum will focus on spreading awareness and educating the Clayton community about the dangers of cyberbullying while offering resources and suggestions for helping students stay safe when using the Internet.
The evening’s guest speaker is retired Glendale Police Lt. Joe Laramie, who is a nationally known presenter on the topic of online crimes against children, technology safety and cyberbullying. During his 31 years of service with the Glendale Police Department, Laramie was the founding commander of the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and served on the Executive Committee of the National ICAC Task Force.
Following Laramie’s presentation, a panel of local law enforcement officials and an Internet safety expert will lead a discussion on cyberbullying prevention and facilitate a question and answer session with attendees.
The panel will include Clayton Police Officer Ken Nix, operations supervisor of the Regional Computer Crime Education and Enforcement Group; Cindy Schroeder, executive director of INOBTR, a nationally-known Internet safety organization headquartered in Clayton; and Clayton Police Officers John Zlatic and Rob Wood, who serve as the School Resource Officers at Clayton High School and Wydown Middle School, respectively.
Clayton parents, community members and middle and high school students who are planning to attend the Town Hall Meeting should RSVP by calling (314) 854-6023.
Editor's note: The School District of Clayton shared this event.