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Facebook class for parents offered Saturday morning

There will be a different type of internet class for parents offered Saturday morning at St. Paul Lutheran School and Church in Peachtree City. Thirteen year-old Girl Scout Maddie Plant will be joined by Peachtree City Police Capt. Rosanna Dove for a “Facebook Class for Parents.”

Dove said the class was Plant’s idea and is part of her work toward a Girl Scout Silver Achievement Award. Her Facebook presentation is designed to help parents know what Facebook visitors do and how they do it, Dove said.

Dove said the 13 year-old will also show parents how to set up a Facebook account and navigate through it.

"Maddie has done a lot of work on this,” Dove said. “She has developed this class in conjunction with the police department to educate parents about keeping their family safe while using Facebook.”

Also at the training session, Dove will instruct parents on general internet safety and will provide information on Facebook-specific privacy settings so that parents can monitor their children’s activities to make sure they stay safe.

The Facebook Class for Parents will run from 9 a.m. until noon on April 24 in the computer lab at St. Paul Lutheran School and Church, located 700 Ardenlee Parkway.

The event is free, but space is limited. Please call Maddie Plant at 770-487-3981 to reserve a spot.

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