Police Smart Presentation Proves Informative for Commack Road and Sherwood

Police Smart Presentation Proves informative for Commack Road and Sherwood

Commack Road and Sherwood recently collaborated to provide local families with a Police Smart seminar on digital citizenship. Organized by Commack Road Principal James Cameron and Sherwood Principal Chad Walerstein, in cooperation with the Suffolk County Police Department, more than 120 students and parents participated in an informative evening about electronic usage as well as Internet and gaming safety.

The evening was supported by Parent Teacher Associations from both school, which donated Kindle Fire HD tablets that were raffled off to one lucky student from each building.

During the session, Community Relations Bureau officer Sabrina Pitch provided helpful tips and proactive strategies to keep students safe in the digital world. Pitch shared information on apps that allow predators to gain access to children.

“Every parent should attend a presentation like this one,” said Sherwood PTA member Christine Breslin. “It was so informative and truly eye-opening. It's such a scary world for our children and presentations like this help us stay in the know and keep our children safe.”

“This presentation helped reinforce to children that the rules we have in the house are not scare tactics or mean, they are only to keep them safe,” said Commack Road PTA member Hope Keeney-Bowe.  “Thank you to Mr. Cameron, Mr. Walerstein and Officer Pitch for opening the door for an honest conversation to take place with our children.”