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Tech-savvy parents learn how to keep their teens safe online

The Eugene Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth organized an event to teach parents and teachers ways to keep teens and tweens safe online. (SBG photo)

EUGENE, Ore. – Teens, tweens and technology – it was the theme of a free event at the Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley Tuesday night.

Parents and community members learned how to keep their kids safe in the modern age of technology.

The audience heard from different presenters including an expert on human trafficking awareness, technology team members from the Eugene 4J School District and representatives from the District Attorney’s Office and the Springfield Police Department.

Organizers say their goal is to help parents and teachers talk to students about online safety.

“We've had students in our experience that get into some sticky pickles on the internet, and talking to some people in dangerous situations. And I want to learn everything I can to help prevent that,” said Brittany Dorris, a Eugene teacher.

The Eugene Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth organized the event. They hold several free events throughout the year.

For more information, visit the ECASEY Facebook page.

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