St. Mary Hosting Workshop on Protecting Kids Online

Online Awareness Seminar at St. Mary MokenaSt. Mary Mokena will host a free workshop for parents on Monday, May 6, at 6 pm about protecting children from digital predators lurking online and on their phones.

Deputy Edward Goewey of the Will County Sheriff’s Office will present the seminar. Topics will include what digital apps predators use to target children, how to identify and prevent inappropriate texting, and how to monitor children’s online activities.

“As technology develops at lightning speed, so do the tactics used by predators to target children,” says Melissa Novak, Director of Faith Formation at St. Mary Mokena. “Many parents find it difficult to keep up with what their children are doing online and on their phones. This free workshop aims to bring parents ‘up-to-speed’ on the digital landscape and teach them how to protect their children from these very real dangers.”

The seminar will take place in the Church Hall and is for adults only. For more information, please contact Melissa Novak at or 708-326-9313.

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