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Wee Chic Presents Tweens & Technology Series

Wee Chic teams up with the Baltimore Child Abuse Center to teach internet safety.

In partnership with Baltimore Child Abuse Center (BCAC), Wee Chic, Green Spring Station’s style haven for the small, presents Tweens & Technology a three-part speaker series to educate parents and tweens about online safety.

“Kids are using devices that connect them in ways that can be dangerous. These dangers are notoriously difficult to defend because monitoring the ever-changing nature of technology is so challenging,” says Wee Chic Boutique owner Bridget Quinn Stickline.

As a mother of a “pretween,” Stickline herself worries about her child’s online safety and found that many of her clients shared her concerns regarding this topic. This influenced her to reach out to BCAC, “because who better to help me accomplish this than a group that educates and protects Baltimore’s children by the hundreds.” Together, Wee Chic and BCAC hope to provide a safe space for parents and tweens to be educated about potential threats and learn the importance of open communication.

The series begins on Friday, February 26, with a session for parents only. Starting at 6 p.m., parents are invited to attend a mix-and-mingle reception that includes a raffle to benefit BCAC. Educators will then take the stage to address online dangers and give parents tips on how to talk to their kids about protecting themselves on the Internet.

The conversation continues the following afternoon with a tweens-only session starting at 1 p.m. This session is designed to help kids identify potential online threats and understand how to protect themselves from these risks. They will learn how to be responsible online and keep themselves safe.

The last session in the series will be held on Friday, March 4, at 6 p.m. Parents and tweens together are invited to openly discuss the most effective ways to stay safe online. This forum will allow both parents and their children to learn how to honestly communicate with each other about their knowledge of the internet and ways to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

All three sessions will take place in Wee Chic’s multi-use event space The Room, and all proceeds from the series go directly to BCAC. Your $20 ticket for session one also includes admission to sessions two and three, or book those sessions independently for $10 each. Click here to book your spot.