Sponsored by Lancaster Elementary School PTA

Cyber Safety and Awareness Night

Tuesday, Nov. 19th 2013 at 6:30-8pm

Joseph B. Lancaster Elementary School, 133 Pine Creek Drive, Madisonville, LA 70447


Contact Missy DiMenna at

Safely Navigating Our Children Through Cyber Space

X-Box, Wii, Nintendo DS, Smartphones, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube are just a small sampling of platforms kids use to interact online. What are they doing once they get there?

Here's your chance to get answers! This night is sure to povide answers and some alarming insights into what kids are doing online. It's not just teen-aged children out there in cyber space; an increasing number of elementary schoolers are wondering around in this murky, evolving world.

  • Do you understand "net-lingo?" Acronyms like YOLO, POS, LMIRL are frequently used in the digital world. You NEED to know their meanings!
  • Do you know all your children's “friends?”
  • Who do they “follow” and who literally “follows” them?
  • Do you really understand cyber bullying, and the potentially devastating consequences of this behavior?

The internet is an amazing tool for education and productivity, but children often unwittingly expose themselves to serious dangers online.

YOU can help them navigate safely in the faceless digital world ofCyberspace.

You will leave this presentation truly cyber aware. Materials to take home and share with your children will be provided.

The material being presented is intended for a mature audience.

Presentation given by:

Special Agent Tracie Smith of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Melinda Hobgood, M.Ed., LPC, NCSC-Professional School Counselor at Lancaster Elementary School

Kelli Evans, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC, NCSC-Professional School Counselor at Madisonville Junior High School