Cyber safety for students: Classes offered by Boys & Girls Club, Comcast

Students take internet safety classes

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids is teaming up with Comcast to help students learn about internet safety.

On Thursday, April 6, the first of five interactive classes on digital literacy took place at the Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth. More than a dozen students Grand Rapids, Wyoming and Kentwood schools attended. 

The classes will focus on the importance of privacy setting on social media, how to react if approached by a stranger online and how to spot and respond to cyberbullying.

"Kids have to live in two words now, they have an analog self and on online self -- we all do," said Casey Stratton Director of Program Development Boys and Girls Club. "We want to make sure the bullying that might be happening to them isn't something they internalize and they don't know what to do with so we want to be there as a support."

Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky was one of the guest instructors for today's class.

Future classes will focus on Internet basics for adults and job readiness. 

For more information, visit the Boys and Girls Club website or their Facebook page

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