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Parenting with Purpose

Parenting with Purpose Seminars

Throughout the school year, GCA offers "Parenting with Purpose" seminars, featuring various speakers with each session.  
We want to come alongside our families in preparing their children for all avenues of life.  We as a school believe these parenting seminars are important and necessary as we partner with parents, and we require that parents attend at least one of our seminars per year.  All parenting seminars are open to the community, and attendees are welcome to invite their small group, neighbors, friends and family.
Kids and Keeping Them Safe in the Ever-Connected World of the Internet, Mobile Apps, and Social Media

On Wednesday, August 28th from 6:30p-8:00p in the Sanctuary, Grace Chapel will have a guest speaker, Detective Lee Eaves, who will be speaking about keeping our kids safe in the age of social media and mobile apps.  We encourage all our parents, faculty, and staff to attend.  More details are below.  

Our kids are facing challenges in this world that previous generations couldn’t even dream of and many of these challenges are made much worse by the smartphone in their pocket. The problem is, while most parents have some knowledge of the dangers presented to their kids, they feel powerless to do anything about it – for many, they simply do not even know where to begin to tackle these giants. We believe that parents and those who work with students should be empowered to address these dangers, as well as understand all of the legalities involved when they are made aware of a situation.

The margin between success and failure is so small and the stakes are so high. That’s why we are bringing in a trusted expert in this area, Detective Lee Eaves with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Detective Eaves is an expert in online child exploitation with years of investigative experience. He is a certified digital forensic examiner with a vast knowledge of today’s technology.

Detective Eaves will provide tips, techniques, and strategies to keep your kids safe in today’s online world, as well as address the components and challenges linked to children being exploited, crimes against children, and the role that social media has taken in these arenas.

Among the topics that will be addressed include:

  • Social Media in the school environment
  • Sextortion
  • Sexting
  • Crimes against children
  • Child exploitation
  • What does the law say?
  • What do you report and what do you document?
  • What is the obligation from someone who works with children if they are made aware of a situation?
  • How to protect your kids from these evils

After the talk, Detective Eaves will hold a time of question and answers which always proves helpful and beneficial. We hope that you will take advantage of this free training on Wednesday, August 28th from 6:30p-8:00p in the Grace Chapel sanctuary.