Internet Safety

With the beginning of the school year, we turn our attention to online interaction. The school-age generation is growing up communicating with friends and others via the web, and on this Community Conversation we take a look at the benefits and potential dangers. How do we educate ourselves and our young people to be savvy web users, and what should we be concerned about?  WSKG's Kathleen Cook hosts the discussion Tuesday September 8th at 7pm.

Panelists for this program are:

Sahara Byrne; Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Cornell University.

Her research examines strategies that parents, schools, and communities use to protect children and teens from negative effects of the media, focusing on how kids often resist strategies intended to protect them.

Mary E. Muscari, PhD, CPNP, APRN-BCAssociate Professor, Director of the O'Connor Office for Rural Studies Decker School of Nursing Binghamton. Dr. Muscari has done extensive work with juvenile offender and internet crimes against children.

Jim Thompson; Supervising Analyst for the Computer Analysis and Technical Services Unit (CAT) with Broome County Security. He is on the Southern Tier Cyber Predator Task Force, and  regularly visits highschools to provide eduction regarding the internet to parents of incoming freshman.

Guests: 
Sahara Byrne; Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Cornell University
Mary E. Muscari, PhD, CPNP, APRN-BCAssociate Professor, Director of the O'Connor Office for Rural Studies Decker School of Nursing Binghamton
Jim Thompson; Supervising Analyst for the Computer Analysis and Technical Services Unit (CAT) with Broome County Security