OK2SAY Parent & Community Seminar

 

Do you know the risks?

Our children are growing up in a far different world than we did with technology constantly at their fingertips.  We would like to help empower adults in our community to understand the risks that often accompany electronic media by offering a free OK2SAY seminar during Parent/Teacher Conferences.

 

OK2Say is a confidential tipline that students can use to anonymously report concerns around bullying, suicide, self- harm, sexting, drug and alcohol abuse, and other issues that threaten their safety and the safety of others. To learn more about OK2Say visit their website at www.ok2say.com

 

This seminar provides practical tools, including internet safety tips and how to: 1) access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry; 2) understand the impact of digital footprints; 3) realize the risk of sharing photos with embedded location information; 4) identify the possible privacy risks of different apps; 5) recognize the potential dangers and legal ramification of sexting; and 6) identify cyberbully warning signs and develop a plan of action.

 

The seminars are free and will be held during Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

6:30-7:30 pm

Garden Place

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

5:30-6:30 pm

All Purpose Room

 

Below are links to several handouts that are referenced during the presentation.  They can be found on the Attorney General's website (mi.gov/csi) under “Handouts.” 

 

Links to Community Seminar Handouts

Community Seminar Feedback Form

Online Resources

Online Safety Contract

16 Apps & Sites Kids Are Heading To After Facebook

Social Networking Discussion Questions

Social Networking Resources

What to Do When Your Child Is Cyberbullied

Cyberbullying Warning Signs

OK2SAY/Michigan CSI Summary  

 

 

6th Annual CACC Scholarship Golf Outing

 

Thanks to the support and generosity of our sponsors and golfers, more than $20,000 has been awarded through the Staff to Student Scholarship fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarship Recipient Stories

Here are a few of our stories:

 

Alexis Aguilera demonstrating his culinary skillsAlexis Aguilera

 

I am currently attending Johnson and Wales University (JWU), North Miami campus, as a full-time student. I also do a work-study for JWU’s culinary storeroom. The CACC Staff to Student Scholarship has allowed me to pursue my dreams by helping with my first-year costs. I am on track, ready to begin the third trimester of my freshman-year on March 5, 2018, with my dining room labs and have scheduled my internship for next year winter term. Following that, I hope to become a teacher assistant in the storeroom.  I look forward to graduating with my bachelor’s in Culinary Arts and Hospitality so that I can work in the industry where I will further my knowledge, with the ultimate goal of opening my own restaurant.

 

 

A picture of Brianna Pliley, a 2016-17 scholarship recipient.Brianna Pliley

 

I graduated from Olivet High School in 2017, having completed 2 years at CACC in the 21st Century Health Careers program. My goal then as well as now is to pursue a career in the health field. I am currently attending school at Lansing Community College as well as working in a nursing home as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), a certification I earned, at no cost, through CACC. With the help of the Staff to Student Scholarship from CACC, I was able to take classes full-time and finish my prerequisite courses, preparing me for admission into the nursing program next year at Lansing Community College, for which I recently applied. My ultimate goal, after receiving my RN, would be to attend a completion program at Michigan State University, where I will obtain my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) and work in a hospital setting.