FBI to Host 'Be Smart with Your Kids' Smartphone' for Parents
FBI and Duval County Public Schools' Parent Academy partner with James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School
FBI Jacksonville and the Duval County Public Schools’ Parent Academy will again partner to host the “Be Smart with your Kids’ Smartphone – Parent Edition” program in the fall semester of 2023. The event will be held at James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School on Thursday, November 2 and is free and open to the public. Since 2018, over 2,500 parents and educators have attended Be Smart events across northeast Florida to help protect local youth from being targeted online by predators.
Be Smart with your Kids’ Smartphone events are led by special agents from FBI Jacksonville who investigate crimes against children and terrorism matters. The presentation will include a review of the latest social media apps that offenders are using to target and manipulate kids, examples of how technology has been used in cases from the Jacksonville area, and an overview of schemes that specifically target teens.
Please note, the content of these presentations may not be appropriate for youth. Parental discretion is advised.
- Event: Be Smart with your Kids’ Smartphone – Parent Edition
- Where: James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School, 3276 Norman E. Thagard Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32254
- When: Thursday, November 2, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Who: Free and open to parents and educators from all schools in Duval and surrounding districts.
- Notes: Registration suggested at duvalschools.org/ParentAcademy
About Parent Academy:
The Duval County Public Schools’ Parent Academy is a free family resource that promotes parental involvement, enhances student achievement, and supports a caregiver's need for personal and individual growth. For more information on other available courses, visit duvalschools.org/ParentAcademy.