LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - With technology and social media becoming a way of life for children, teens tend to forget the dangers we're exposed to on a daily basis. Children and teens are vulnerable to predators if parents are unaware of what their kids are doing.
"It can be very scary when you have predators. You hear things on the news. How does that affect my family," said course instructor, Steven Wanner.
The Faith Community Institute in Lafayette is offering a class this fall, which can help protect your family from threats online. Wanner, is an IT administrator for Indiana University Health Arnett and he volunteers his time to teach the course.
Wanner said emerging media has been a big topic and wants to raise awareness to the community.
"People need to be aware of where their children are and what they are doing. Keeping the internet to a point where its visible and accessible," said Wanner.
Wanner said the course will help encourage people to take the right steps to protect the family.
He said with technology everywhere, we’re exposed to dangers through computers and smart phones.
"We have computers in schools, we have laptops that now the schools are administering to take home. And that opens up a whole new world for negative impact."
The course also teaches ways to protect your computer from getting a virus, help improve family communication and explain signs of cyber bullying.
The class begins September 18 and costs $10 to join.
For more information on the course offered through the Faith Community Institute, click here.
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