FBI to Host "Be Smart with your Kids’ Smartphone” for Parents
FBI and Duval County Public Schools Parent Academy Partner with Twin Lakes Elementary
JACKSONVILLE, FL—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 2022. The event will be held at Twin Lakes Elementary School on Tuesday, November 1, 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 by online predators.
“Be Smart with your Kids’ Smartphone” events are led by Special Agents from FBI Jacksonville who investigate violent crimes against children. 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 sextortion schemes that target teens (www.fbi.gov/sextortion). Please note, the content of these presentations may not be appropriate for youth, and parental discretion is advised.
- Event: “Be Smart with your Kids’ Smartphone – Parent Edition”
- Where: Twin Lakes Elementary, 8000 Point Meadows Drive, Jacksonville, 32256 (overflow parking at Twin Lakes Middle School)
- When: Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Who: Free and open to parents and educators from all schools in Duval and surrounding districts
- Notes: Registration suggested at www.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 www.duvalschools.org/ParentAcademy.