Illinois Valley Community College will offer a two-hour class aimed at keeping families and children safe on the internet through the Continuing Education Department.
Participants will learn to identify risks to children; understand how to protect them; and how to respond to the growing cybercrime threat presented through social media, cellphones, gaming consoles or at home.
The course is taught by computer networking and information technology professor Garrick Whitehead, a former Chicago police officer with more than 20 years of experience in information technology.
Cyber Safety Awareness will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 and Oct. 18 in Room CTC 208 on the main campus, 815 N. Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby.
Educators and other professionals are eligible for personal development credit by taking the course. Additionally, schools or businesses interested in offering the program for employees can call Jennifer Scheri at 815-224-0390.
Register for the Oct. 4 session (ID 11252) or the Oct. 18 session (11253) at www.ivcc.edu/enroll.
Tuition costs $19 a session. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-224-0427.