Holyoke: here are a few upcoming events for your calendar!
June 20th-Dandelion Daze family event
July 7-10: Youth Entrepreneurship Camp
September 18-20 Pedal the Plains
Women, today is the tenth of the month, so please take ten minutes to do a breast self-exam, then ask ten of your friends to do the same. It could save your life or theirs!
Hint: sharing the post from our Facebook page makes it easy!
Kenzie Marcigan, a high school senior created this video about suicide prevention and bullying for her senior project. Please feel free to share it with others.
Web filters are a very effective way to keep children (and adults!) safe on the internet. Some web filters have a monthly or annual cost, however, there are a few powerful filters which are free.
I don’t mean *free.
*some terms and limits may apply
My personal favorite: K9 Web Protection
When looking for a good filter, try to find these features (hint: K9 has these):
- Category blocking (drugs, pornography, racism, spyware, etc)
- White list/black list (eg: block all social media, but allow Facebook. Allow all Tumblr blogs, except these two…)
- Time limits (set times of day a child may use internet, or how long they may use it)
- Works on Windows (PCs and tablets), Apple (computer, ipad, ipod, iphone), and Android (tablet, phone)
- Password protected settings (filter can’t just be deleted by anyone)