We, Alliance for Children & Families, Inc. —through direct services, advocacy, education, prevention, intervention, supportive services, and the development and implementation of innovative and productive programming—are committed to empowering children, individuals and families to restore them to lives of stability, self-sufficiency and enhancement. We do this by treating all persons with dignity and respect, while embracing their diversity.
August is Cyber Safety Month
School is right around the corner and summer is coming to a close. That means your kids will start turning away from the great outdoors and back to their technology. While technology can serve as a great learning tool, a fun game, and even a convenient way to order pizza, there are a lot of dangers that come with it as well.
Cyber safety is a very important topic to discuss with your children. Most kids these days grew up with the internet, so they feel very comfortable sharing details of their personal lives with their “friends” or “followers”. Unfortunately, this comfort level makes them perfect targets for phishing scams, sexual predators, and much more. The virtual cyber world may feel very safe, but the dangers are very real.
Although the threats of the cyber world are daunting, there are many preventative steps you and your children can take to enjoy the internet and stay safe:
- Discuss the importance of passwords and private accounts. This will limit the exposer your child has with strangers.
- Never accept an invitation to meet someone you don’t know in person. They may not be the same person their online profile describes.
- Finally, explore the parental control options that exist to monitor and limit your child’s online activity.
Check the Alliance for Children and Families Facebook page for other tips to promote cyber safety in your home.
News & Announcements
CPR & First Aid Classes
Alliance for Children and Families is holding CPR & First Aid Classes on following dates. If you’re interested in singing up for the class or learning more, contact Dan Hennon at (330) 821-6332. Students must attend both classes to receive the certificate.
CPR: 8/8/17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- First Aid: 8/10/17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Balance your diet, learn to meal plan and cook healthy food options! Contact Dan Hennon at (330) 821-6332 to sign up. All classes are held between 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Financial Literacy Class Every Wednesday
11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
20th Annual Domestic Violence Training Seminar
ACF will be attending the 20th Annual Domestic Violence Training Seminar on September 21st and 2nd! Look for a recap of the event and what we learned at the end of September.