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While computers are so much part of our lives, offer us and our children essential resources to explore and learn now, we have to remember that the Internet can be a very vulnerable place for our children too.  With that in mind, we’d like to share a publication from the FBI that provides parents with resources, tips and answers to better understanding of Internet safety.

This publication is a MUST read for all parents.

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Is Facebook safe?  As Facebook becoming a huge social networking media among teens, even tweens or younger children if they faked their age (yes, sadly more than 7.5 million kids under 13 are on Facebook), more and more parents are concerned about what their children are doing on this website.  To help parents understand Facebook and learn how to use privacy and security settings so they can advise their children in social media safety, the Centerville Library is offering Facebook Basics classes for parents in multi-languages.  Our first session will be offered in Mandarin on Thursday, November 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.  If needed, a one-on-one appointment with a teen volunteer can be arranged to assist you through the process of setting up a Facebook account.

怎麼辦? 我家的青少年整天掛在Facebook上, Facebook到底安不安全? 您知道嗎? Facebook的人口數, 已使它成為世界第三大國了, 是個”非識不可”的社交網站. 為了因應許多家長的需求, Centerville圖書館決定推出Facebook入門與安全設定課程, 第一場將以中文進行, 歡迎想讓 “擔心” 變 “放心” 的家長踴躍參加!  日期為11月10日, 1:00-2:00 PM.   如有需要, 課後還可另行安排時間, 由青少年義工輔導您建立Facebook帳號.

Centerville圖書館地址如下, 詳情請洽張小姐(Chien), 510-795-2629, email: cchang@aclibrary.org

The Centerville Library is located at 3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont, CA 94536

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If you’re like most teenagers, you spend a lot of time on a cell phone or instant messenger chatting with friends and uploading photos, videos, and music to websites. You may have online friends whom you’ve never met in person, with whom you play games and exchange messages.

Teens’ lives exist in many places such as school hallways, part-time jobs, and friends’ houses. Now many teens also have lives on the Internet. And bullying has followed teens online.

Online bullying, called cyberbullying, happens when teens use the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. Cyberbullying is a problem that affects almost half of all American teens.

Whether you’ve been a victim of cyberbullying, know someone who has been cyberbullied, or have even cyberbullied yourself, there are steps you and your friends can take to stop cyberbullying and stay cyber-safe.

Check out the following resources to learn more about preventing cyberbullying: 

https://www.ncjrs.gov/internetsafety/cyber.html – National Criminal Justice Reference Service’s Internet Safety – Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking

http://www.ncpc.org/cyberbullying/
http://www.ncpc.org/resources/files/pdf/bullying/cyberbullying.pdf – Stop Cyberbullying Before It Starts (PDF) provides useful information for parents

http://www.cyberbullying.us/ provides cyberbullying research, stories, cases, downloads, fact sheets, tips and strategies, news headlines, a blog, and a number of other helpful resources on their comprehensive public service website. 

http://www.stopcyberbullying.org has a fun quiz to rate your online behavior, information about why some people cyberbully, and how to stop yourself from cyberbullying. 

http://www.wiredsafety.com provides information about what to do if you are cyberbullied. 

http://www.stopbullyingnow.com has information about what you can do to stop bullying.

While we take the advantage of today’s advanced technologies, let’s stay SAFE too!

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The very popular Kids Library Camp at Centerville Library was held on June 21 and 23.  As some kids said in their surveys: “This camp rocks!!!!”, “I liked the camp, it was fun!”, “Library camp was very fun!”, “I like this library a lot. It is the best library ever!”

During this 1-and-half-day fun-packed camp, kids learned about how their library works for them and where to find homework resources, discovered cool Internet websites and how to keep themselves safe, enjoyed very interesting booktalks, had a very tense and exciting Jeopardy game, and made creative paper-weaving crafts.

Watch more videos of our fun moments on Centerville Library’s Facebook or YouTube Channel.

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Centerville held a 2-day Kids Library Camp on June 23rd and 25th. The registration was full in three days but the inquiries never stopped, even when the camp was already in session. Thirty-six kids in grades 4 to 7 attended and all left with happy comments like “It was awesome!”, This was a really fun camp. I want to do it next year!!!”, “This was so rad!” Wow!

Take a look of this video to see what kids were learning and the fun we all had. I tried to cover all the sessions in the order they were presented but had to leave out the exciting Contest. The pictures of the contest were deleted by mistake. 😥

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What is it like to work in the library? Do you know that there is a library that never closes? Want to learn how to make a movie and upload it to YouTube? These are only a few of the many things you will learn at this 2-day camp designed for cool kids entering 4th – 8th grade.

Camp takes place on June 23rd and 25th. It is free but registration is required. Seats are limited so sign up as early as possible. Click on one of the links below for the registration form.

Kids Library Camp Registration Form (Word format)
Kids Library Camp Registration Form (PDF format)

Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510)795-2629 or email cchang@aclibrary.org

Location: CENTERVILLE LIBRARY (SEE MAP)

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