Press Release:

In response to “Operation Paladin” which included arrests of 20 individuals for activities involving trafficking and child exploitation, Advocates for Children will host a panel discussion and question/answer session for parents to learn how to protect their children from online dangers. This special panel will consist of investigators from Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, Cartersville Police Department, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security, and representatives from Cartersville City School System, Bartow/Gordon District Attorney’s Office, and Advocates’ Children’s Advocacy Center. The discussion will be moderated by Doug Belisle, Executive Director of Bartow Collaborative, Inc.
Each of the panel guests are experts in the field of child abuse and are actively on the front lines protecting children from online predators each and every day.
Parents can expect to gain the knowledge and technology advice necessary to keep up with the changing times. Attendees will also learn how to equip their children with knowledge of the traps set by online predators and traffickers. Parents are encouraged to come with questions for the panel, as this event is intended to open the lines of communication to better protect children.
This free educational event, titled “Parenting in the Digital Age”, will be held on Thursday, November 15th at Sam Jones UMC Family Life Center from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Childcare will be available on site, but parents should call 678-605-9023 to reserve a spot for their children.
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