Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA holds a webinar on Jan. 26 titled Staying Safe Online.

Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA holds a webinar on Jan. 26 titled Staying Safe Online.

‘Staying Safe Online’ is subject of Fraser Valley webinar

Session on Tuesday, Jan. 26 is hosted by non-profit Circles of Support and Accountability

Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) holds a free webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 26 titled Staying Safe Online.

The session runs from 7 to 8 p.m. and is designed for parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers of children. It looks at how technology has changed sexuality, sexual abuse and sexual offending.

Guest speaker is Merlyn Horton, who has 20 years of expertise in child and youth development, online technologies, and online sexual exploitation. She is also the founder of SafeOnline.ca.

Subjects covered during the webinar will include:

• how pornography changed when it went online and its effects on audiences

• how sexual offending has been affected by online technologies and how sexual predation has changed

• new techniques by responders and what they are doing to respond to these changes.

CoSA Vancouver/Fraser Valley is a non-profit organization that provides public education programming on how to create safe communities for everyone. CoSA has been operating in B.C. for the last 18 years.

CoSA also provides post-release support and accountability to offenders right in their communities and by the citizens of their communities in order to support the prevention of sexual crimes.

Registration for the webinar at vfvcosa.org/webinars.