Cyber-Smarts for Parents at Weber
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Cyber-Smarts for Parents at Weber

Katie Koestner will speak about online footprints, social media embarrassment and other youthful dangers.

Katie Koestner was a hit when she spoke at Weber in September 2016.
Katie Koestner was a hit when she spoke at Weber in September 2016.

Student safety expert Katie Koestner is returning to the Weber School to advise parents on what their children’s online lives will mean in the future, from college admissions to job applications.

Koestner, a date rape survivor who spoke at Weber last September about healthy relationships and the dangers of hookup culture, will appear at the school at 6751 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, for “Cyber-Health and Teen Relationships,” a free event sponsored by Weber and by the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta.

Among the topics Koestner will cover to provide cyber-smarts to parents:

  • What do university admissions officers look for on a teen’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media feeds?
  • What does it cost to clean up a digital footprint, and what are the best companies to use?
  • How should you dispose of high-tech hardware?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of monitoring teens with GPS logging, nanny cams and spyware?
  • What are the best apps for cloud storage for financial documents, photos, medical records and other persona data?
  • What should you do about inappropriate online behavior by a child or a child’s friend?
  • What are the laws related to child pornography, sexting and bullying?

Koestner has lectured for Fortune 500 companies, has spoken at over 3,000 colleges and schools, and is the founder and executive director of Take Back the Night, a foundation dedicated to ending sexual violence.

Her presentation is open to the community, but seating is limited. Reserve your place at

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