Communication Technology is more important than ever before. Playing games online had already all but replaced families playing cards or board games, but now that online education and tele-commuting are the new normal, it is critical that families be proactive about ensuring everyone understands and practices safe behaviors online. In this presentation, you will learn the truth about online predators and specific strategies to engage children in creating a plan for online safety that they will follow even when they are not being directly supervised. You will also be introduced to The Joyful Child Foundation's Be Brave - Be Safe programs designed to empower young people with realistic knowledge and skills to recognize, avoid, and effectively respond to potential dangers.
Erin Runnion is the mother of Samantha Runnion and the Founding Director of The Joyful Child Foundation. Erin is dedicated to ensuring that Samantha’s tragic death will continue to be a catalyst to engage adults in our collective responsibility to protect our nation’s children. Honors include A Certificate of Valor from The Department of Justice, People Magazine’s 2004 Heroes Among Us Award, and commendations from the California State Assembly.