Rutledge to Make Parent/Teacher Child Safety Booths Available at Local Schools
January 25, 2016
POCAHONTAS – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today visited Alma Spikes Elementary School in Pocahontas to share with parents, teachers and administrators the resources the Attorney General’s office has to offer at the new parent/teacher child safety booth.
The booth is part of what the office is calling Rutledge Resources Days, which are days when staff visit a county and spend the entire day there – holding a mobile office, conducting Digital You presentations to various groups, including seniors, teens and parents and holding parent/teacher child safety booths.
“When I took office, I made a commitment to make the office and its resources more available,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “We did that in my first year by holding a mobile office in all 75 counties – a first for the office, but there are ways to expand the office’s reach even more. These parent/teacher child safety booths will be set up in elementary schools and public libraries all over the State in the months ahead to help provide parents and teachers with the tools to have important conversations with children about Internet safety, avoiding dangerous situations and much more.”
Child ID kits, ID bracelets, which have become a popular safety item from the Attorney General’s office, coloring books and stickers, featuring Ellie, the eagle, to guide young children through important safety tips, teen cards, parent guides and Internet safety materials will all be available at the booth.
Earlier this month in Searcy, Rutledge announced that she had adopted a new Internet safety program, Digital You. The program teaches seniors and older adults who are digital newcomers about tips and tricks to learn how to use mobile devices, navigate the Internet, recognize scams, keep private information secure, back up data and more so that they can be empowered online. Parents are given information about managing device usage, staying safe online, handling issues like cyberbullying and online reputation and protecting devices and information. And teenagers are taught how to safely and responsibly navigate their digital lives.
For information on the parent/teacher child safety booth, Digital You or to find out the Rutledge Resource Day county schedule, please visit ArkansasAG.gov or call (501) 682-2007.