Pleasanton Weekly

News - September 6, 2013

Police to offer programs to educate parents on drug trends, bullying, social media

Presentations will be held in English and Spanish

by Glenn Wohltmann

The Pleasanton Police Department will be offering parents information on prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse, bullying and Internet safety in a series of presentations in both English and Spanish.

The programs were designed to give parents insights into some of the issues their children face, including information about drug trends and social media use. The programs are open to parents of children of all ages.

In addition, the police department's two school resource officers will be doing a separate presentation for high school parents on cyber bullying.

The first presentations will be on prescription and over-the-counter drug use. The session in Spanish is set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, with a session in English the same time the following day.

A presentation in Spanish focusing on youth bullying is set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, with a presentation in English on Sept. 19.

The presentations on Internet safety are set for 6:30 p.m. Sept.25 and 26, with the first session in Spanish and the second in English.

All of the presentations will be held at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave.

The separate presentation on cyber bullying, for parents of high school students will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Amador Valley High School library, 1155 Santa Rita Road.


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