New Milford hosts internet safety seminar

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 21, 2020 shows the logo of the multinational American Internet technology and services company, Google (center), the American online social media and social networking service, Facebook (Top R), Snapchat (Bottom R), Twitter (top L) and Instragram (bottom L) on a computer screen in Lille. - Americans who rely on social media as their main source of news are more likely believe false or unproven stories about important topics such as politics and Covid-19, a survey showed on February 22, 2021. (Photo by Denis Charlet / AFP) (Photo by DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images)

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 21, 2020 shows the logo of the multinational American Internet technology and services company, Google (center), the American online social media and social networking service, Facebook (Top R), Snapchat (Bottom R), Twitter (top L) and Instragram (bottom L) on a computer screen in Lille. - Americans who rely on social media as their main source of news are more likely believe false or unproven stories about important topics such as politics and Covid-19, a survey showed on February 22, 2021. (Photo by Denis Charlet / AFP) (Photo by DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images)

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NEW MILFORD — A virtual seminar addressing child internet safety hosted by the New Milford Youth Agency and police department will take place Tuesday night.

Since kids have been spending significantly more time online due to remote schooling and virtual activities, the seminar is seeking to help residents navigate and mitigate potential risks.

The event, hosted by Detective Nicholas Smith, Sgt. Katherine Relyea, licensed master social worker Sara Wells, and Youth Agency Director Jason O’Connor, will cover topics such as basic internet safety for ages 13 through 17, social media guidance, and risk mitigation resources and strategies, among other topics.

The Zoom event will kick off at 6 p.m.