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Lubbock Police are offering a class aimed at helping parents better understand and protect their children against potential risks and harm found online.

The LPD is offering the class, titled “A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Online Safety,” which discusses the risks online for children and how to address them with your child.

Parents of children of all ages who currently have access to the internet or are nearing the age where they will have access to the internet are encouraged to sign up for the class.

The class will instruct parents on what to watch for and how to keep your child safer while on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. It will cover online predators, what children should and should not post online, sexting, and cyberbullying.

The hour-long class will be offered on the first Monday of the month at Maxey Community Center and the third Monday of the month at Hodges Community Center. Each class will begin at 6 p.m., and the classes will be held through May of 2014. There is no cost to attend the course.

You can sign up for the class by calling the Maxey Community Center at 767-3796 or the Hodges Community Center at 767-3706.