By Rashed Mian
Nassau police this week kick off a “Parental Educational Series” aimed at educating parents on gang awareness, Internet child exploitation, “sexting,” slang for texting sexually explicit images, as well as heroin and drug awareness.
“Parents are the first line of defense in many instances,” Nassau police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey said in a statement. “Educating parents about the dangers that children face and the signs of symptoms of things such as heroin and drug usage can only help our children in the long run.”
All three will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. The seminar on gang awareness will take place Nov. 19. The lecture on Internet child exploitation, “sexting” and child safety on the Internet will be on Dec. 3. The heroin and drug awareness meeting is scheduled for Dec. 10.
The series will be held at the Lecture Hall in the Nassau County Police Academy, 200 Second Ave., Massapequa Park. Those who wish to attend can e-mail the Nassau County Police Department’s Community Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are required.