WEST DISTRICT HOSTS COMMUNITY MEETING

April 21, 2009

SOCIAL NETWORKING TO BE DISCUSSED

Next month, the Madison Police Department will host the second in a series of community meetings aimed at educating the public about the explosion of social networking.

Sgt. June Groehler will lead a discussion about Facebook, My Space, twitter, text messaging, cell phones, and the Internet.

The second gathering will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on May 15th in the Community Room of the Madison Police West District, 1710 McKenna Blvd.

Earlier this year, Sgt. Groehler hosted a similar public forum at the East District. It was well attended, and many indicated information shared was much appreciated, as many parents look to learn more about popular communication networks used by their children.

" This is an effort to build collaborative partnerships between our educators, parents, and the community about the benefits and problems with social networking," said Sgt. Groehler. She pledged, prior to the initial seminar, to host more - if it appeared there was a need.

The May meeting will focus on public safety issues stemming from the rapid growth of electronic social interactions. Problem solving techniques - to proactively address these issues - will also be discussed.

Contact:
  • Sgt. June Groehler, (608) 266-4590
  • Joel DeSpain, (608) 266-4897