The Child Protection Center (CPC) is strengthening its child abduction and abuse prevention education through an expanded curriculum of internet safety workshops, conducted by CPC’s Personal Safety and Community Awareness Program (PSCA). The additional prevention workshops will be supported through a $27,500 grant from the Carlie Brucia Memorial Fund for Children.
The workshops build the foundation of internet safety, including the risks that come with common, unsafe behaviors online (such as the sharing of personal and inappropriate information, talking to strangers, and meeting in person with “friends” from online). The expanded curriculum will include lessons for children grades 4-12, as well as supplementary videos for parents and professionals, with each year’s lesson introducing more advanced safety skills.
The Carlie Brucia Memorial Fund for Children was created by the family of Carlie Brucia, a child victim of a violent crime, to honor and memorialize her life. The Fund works diligently to protect children through its support of programs focusing on self-defense and danger awareness training.