Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Plymouth Police will Sponsor a New Workshop for Parents, “MySpace, Whose Space?”

From the Plymouth Police Department:

The workshop will be held on Thursday, July 16, 7 p.m. at the Plymouth Creek Center, Black Box Theater, 14800 34th Avenue North.

The workshop is designed to give parents a better understanding of social networking sites and teenagers use of them. These sites provide great opportunities for young people to meet and share experiences, but with this freedom come a degree of risk and the need to act responsibly. Whenever kids go online, so do those who seek to abuse them.

The workshop will be taught by Officer Mike Passig. Passig began his law enforcement career in 1997. Since then, he has worked in a variety of capacities such as patrol operations, SWAT, Recreational Enforcement (boat and water patrol), and rescue diving. After working numerous years as a School Resource Officer for the Wayzata School District, Passig is now assigned to Plymouth’s Patrol Division.

Officer Passig is well versed in Internet safety and is a certified trainer. He has used his experience to identify the online issues that families deal with and has worked with parents and students on the risks associated with the internet.

Registration for “MySpace, Whose Space?” is being taken by phone at 763-509-5198 and through the Police Department’s residential E-mail Alert Network at There is no fee for the workshop, but parents will be encouraged to purchase a $15 AMBER Stick ( at the end of the workshop. Space is limited.

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