A New Generation
OLS presents Generation Text, a program aimed to help parents understand what kids do online; Wafflerie becomes coffee house
Middle school and high school students have hundreds, sometimes thousands of friends – and sometimes a few enemies – online. Keeping them safe from cyber-bullying and exposure to too much too soon seems like an overwhelming task most of the time.
Our Lady of Sorrows School brings in Generation Text tonight for a program to help parents keep their children safe from cyber-bullies and predators as well as helping them better understand the dangers of incorrect use of texting, Facebook and Formspring, an interview site that is easy for both bullies and predators to exploit because they can remain anonymous.
Generation Text is led by Jill Brown, founder of ItsMyLocker.com, a social site for tweens, and a group of certified New Jersey police detectives and sergeants with a combined experience of more than 65 years in law enforcement. The program will provide information on the consequences kids can face online as well as real-life scenarios of what they’re being exposed to.
They will both offer solutions to problems kids face when they go online. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the OLS Gymnasium at 172 Academy Street.
The program is free, but participants are asked to register at: http://www.generationtextonline.com
Making Changes at Bonte
Elizabeth and Brian Boele are taking Bonte in a new direction – from a chain to a Mom & Pop store. So far, you can see their subtle changes on the menu and on the business cards and window posters. Look for a new sign and a grand opening for have changed The Grid Iron Coffee House sometime in March or April, Brian Boele said. For those who've become addicted to waffles, never fear, waffles will still be on the menu. Boele said he and his wife are looking forard to running a Mom & Pop shop instead of a chain restaurant.