A presentation titled "The Modern Stranger Danger: How to Keep Your Children Safe in the Digital Age" will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, at Pequot Lakes High School.

This presentation will take parents through the current trends in technology usage, as well as the good, the bad and the ugly. There will be time at the end of the presentation for a Q&A with Officer Jeremy Rooney with the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Rooney has extensive training in digital and technology based crime.

Those over age 30 probably remember “stranger danger” and parents, teachers and PSAs saying not to talk to strangers, not to go to a van for candy and not to help some guy find his puppy. Many learned from an early age how to stay safe in the world around them.

Although those life lessons are still applicable today and are great lessons to teach children, there are new lessons that might not be so obvious or apparent. The world has become a lot bigger with the prevalence of the internet, personal computers, mobile devices and smartphone applications.

Newsletter signup for email alerts

Although all of these things can be great, they can also be dangerous.

There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is required by calling 218-568-9200 or emailing anelson@isd186.org. The room at PLHS will be determined after numbers are clear.