November 22nd, 2017 by

Teaching the dangers of the internet

Theresa Longo of Project Playbook speaking to a class at Sagonaska School in Belleville, November 22, 2o17 (Photo: Mary Thomas/Quine News)

A project to help keep children safe while on the internet was launched at Sagonaska School in Belleville Wednesday.

The program, Project Playbook, is aimed at teaching school-aged children to be aware of the language and tactics used by predators on the internet.

Project partner Theresa Longo says it’s important for young children to understand how to structure their social media.

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Longo, a professional actor, says she had been “lured by online predators” at one time but recognized the danger in time.

Longo and internet safety consultant Matt Richardson say they offer practical tips for staying safe online.