How do I know if my child is being bullied on the internet? What is sexting and how can I set limits and be vigilant while my child navigates cyberspace? How do I deal with that neighbor who is driving me nuts? My mother answered a phone call and lost her retirement income- how could that have been prevented? I gave the guy a down payment to fix my roof, and I never saw him again- what could I have done differently? How do I keep my home and neighborhood safer?
These and more questions will be addressed at a series of community safety workshops called “It’s No Accident,” hosted by the Greater Barre Community Justice Center throughout the month of October, which is Crime Prevention Month. Citizens will learn what to do to improve community safety and prevent crime. The schedule follows:
Children and technology safety: Learn about cyberbullying and sexting and how to empower your children to use the internet and cell phones safely. Presented by Circle.
The neighbor is driving me nuts! Learn skills and options for handling interpersonal conflicts better. Presented by the Community Justice Center.
Protect your money & identity: Hear how to identify and respond safely to phone scams, identity theft, mail fraud and fraudulent solicitation. Presented by the Barre City Police Department.
It’ll never happen to me! How to keep your property and neighborhood safe (including Neighborhood Watch). Presented by the Barre City Police Department.
All workshops will be held from 6pm to 8pm at Alumni Hall at the Barre Civic Center, 20 Auditorium Hill. There is ample free parking, and refreshments and coffee will be provided. This series is supported by a grant from National Life Group. For questions, call 802-476-0276 or visit www.gbcjc.org.