Last month, representatives of Project Sarah (Stop Abusive Relationships at Home) presented its CyberSafety program at Naaleh High School for Girls in Ridgewood. Ninth graders were split into two groups for discussions, led by clinical social workers from Project Sarah on safety while using the internet. They talked about the importance of having a trusted adult to speak to if you feel unsafe on social media, time limits and filters, and challenges associated with these restrictions.
“The program brought to life, in an engaging way, fundamental issues of safety, friendship, and communication that arise around digital citizenship, and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to partner with Project Sarah in providing our students with these invaluable tools,” a Naaleh staffer added.
Project Sarah believes that preventing abuse is a valuable part of its program of promoting personal safety in intimate relationships. Education about potential vulnerability in the new world of cyberspace is critical to ensure that children can continue to experience lives that are free of abuse.
Join Project Sarah at its upcoming April 7 breakfast at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck to learn more about the array of prevention services available to the Jewish community. The shul is at 600 Roemer Ave. Babysitting is available with reservations and there will be valet parking. For information, visit www.projectsarah.org or call (973) 777-7638.