CCPS to host internet safety presentation for parents

CCPS to host internet safety presentation for parents

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting an internet safety presentation on Sept. 9. The virtual event will start at 4 p.m. with Joseph Dugan, an internet safety specialist, covering ways parents can keep their children safe on the internet.

Dugan, a retired police officer with more than 35 years of experience, is an internet safety specialist with the Maryland State Police. In his last seven years as an officer, Dugan investigated crimes against children and internet crimes against children for the Harford County Child Advocacy Center.

The presentation — which usually spans an hour — covers topics such as the loss of privacy, sharing illegal images (sexting), exposure to graphic content (violent games and adult imagery), online predators and cyberbullying.

The presentation contains adult themes and is not recommended for children. It is designed to share information with parents that will help them teach their children how to be safe while on the internet.

Join Dugan at 4 p.m., Sept. 9 at 

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.


CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

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