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Birmingham district hosts internet safety night

Birmingham Public Schools is inviting parents to a virtual presentation on school safety and online security on Monday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m., in order to provide parents with tools to help their children navigate the digital world safety.

The district said the event will focus on Michigan's cutting-edge student safety program, OK2SAY, as well as important general information on online safety for kids. OK2SAY has been instrumental in preventing school violence by empowering students, parents and professionals to identify and report warning signs before they escalate. By leveraging a confidential reporting system, OK2SAY enables a network of care and safety around our students, facilitating early intervention.

“Your child's well-being is our top priority, and we believe that safeguarding their physical and digital lives is a collective responsibility,” a Birmingham Public Schools email said.

Parents will learn key warning signs of potential violence or harmful behaviors and how to report them; how OK2SAY integrates with school staff, community health programs and law enforcement to create a safety net for students. The program will also instruct best practices for online safety to equip children with the tools they need in order to navigate the digital world responsibly.

This free program is not only about preventing incidents but also about transforming school culture to emphasize hope, support, and speaking up. “We want our schools to be places where every student feels secure, valued, and heard,” the email invitation stated.


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