Internet Safety


Kaitlyn Deragon
Personal Safety Program Coordinator

About Internet Safety

The internet can be a wonderful tool for kids to learn about the world. They can research papers, communicate with friends and family, play interactive games, and so much more. Unfortunately, online access poses new risks, and children are vulnerable to inappropriate content, cyberbullying and online predators. Right now:

  • 90% of teens (13-17) use social media
  • 21% of gamers are under the age of 18 (525 million)

With so many children online these days, how can we keep our kids safe?

Our Personal Safety Program has developed a virtual presentation for parents, caregivers, teachers, and other adults to better understand the risks of social media and gaming, and how we can teach kids to be responsible digital citizens.

Online presentations occur every other Wednesday. Each presentation is approximately one hour long and covers popular social media apps and online games children use, the risks and dangers of using them, how predators may try to interact on these platforms, and tips on how to improve a child’s privacy and safety when online.

35 Van Wagner Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603
Monday—Friday 9AM to 5PM