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Trafficking and internet safety workshop scheduled Thursday

SALISBURY – Nazareth Child & Family Connection will host a human trafficking and internet safety training session at noon Thursday at City Park.

The program is open to the public and free, but space is limited. Reservations can be made at https://nazcfc.salsalabs.org/humantrafficking or 704-279-5556.

The session will be led by Natalie Wood Riche, an outreach specialist with the North Carolina Department of Justice.

The 45-minute session will concentrate on ways to help keep children protected from human traffickers on social media platforms and other online locations.

“Children are vulnerable, especially when it comes to online predators. They can attack our children almost any time,” said Vernon Walters Jr., president and CEO of Nazareth Child & Family Connection. “With just the investment of an hour-and-a-half of our time, we can learn the best ways to prevent children from being victimized online.”

Riche, an East Carolina University graduate, has worked in community leadership and advocacy throughout the state for eight years. She is a specialist in internet safety for youths.

Lunch for the program, to be held at 316 Lake Drive, will be provided by the Hot Dog Shack of Granite Quarry.

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