Internet Safety for our Children

    Cindy Boyle, a community educator from the Northwest DA’s office, visited some of
our schools to do a session with our 5th and 6th graders on Internet Safety. She held an evening session for parents of all elementary students on January 7th at 6:30 in the Mark’s Meadow auditorium. Her focus with our students was Internet safety and cyberbullying.

     Cindy is a former Pittsfield police officer and a victim’s assistance advocate for Berkshire County. She is currently the Director of Community Education and Outreach at Northwestern District Attorney’s Office Northampton, Massachusetts. Her primary responsibility is providing training to local elementary, middle, and high schools, community agencies, faith based organizations, and law enforcement agencies. Trainings topics include but are not limited to:

  • internet safety
  • bullying/cyberbullying
  • suicide prevention
  • prevention of child sexual abuse.

     Additional duties include chairing the District Attorney’s Youth Advisory Board, cultivating and coordinating relationships with community partners, and assisting in all aspects of planning and presenting conferences.

     Below are some of the resources that she shared with the parents that attended. We hope that you will find them useful in our continuing efforts to keep our children safe when they use they internet.

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