Billed as an Internet Safety Family Night, the evening is set for Monday, March 12, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Bountiful High School Fieldhouse.
“This is something everybody should know about,” said Julie Winteres, health and safety commissioner for Bountiful Junior High’s PTA. “We’re trying to get information out about Internet safety and how to protect your homes and kids.”
Winters said she doesn’t want people thinking there has to be a problem in order to come. Rather, the evening is planned with information for all who realize the importance of preventing exposure and limiting the harm of pornography.
Students and parents from Bountiful, Millcreek and Mueller Park junior highs and Bountiful High, as well as all other concerned families in the area, are encouraged to attend.
Some teachers are offering extra credit or make-up credits to students who support the program.
The night will include a question and answer panel with pre-written and live questions, information booths and an address by Hank Smith, an instructor at BYU and presenter at Best of Especially for Youth and other LDS forums.
Information about positive media choices will be available from organizations such as Fight the New Drug, www.fightthenewdrug.org, a youth-oriented organization dedicated to raising global awareness on the addictive and harmful potential of pornography.
Others providing information include Lifestar, www.lifestsarnetwork.org, which addresses recovery through therapy; Solid Net Guardian, www.solidnetguardian.com, a virus and filter hardware system, and Women for Decency, www.womenfordecency.org, an organization that teaches Internet safety and assists women impacted by loved one’s use of pornography.
Organizers say all of the material presented will be suitable for those ages 12 and over.