Openings still available for sexting conference

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- Spots are still available for anyone interested in attending the Sexting Conference sponsored by the Putnam County Chaplaincy on Oct. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Walden Inn Conference Center.

"Sexting: What it is and the consequences of it for students" is the topic of the conference.

"With the advancement in cellular technology and the accessible cell phone industry it is no surprise that preteens, teenagers and young adults are testing this new form of interaction," said Putnam County Hospital Chaplain Steve Williams.

"It is becoming a more prevalent issue and we need to help to inform parents, teachers and adults on what sexting is and how to deal with it," he said.

Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Carter will lead a discussion panel during the conference.

Area youth-based organizations will also be in attendance to offer support and information regarding services that are available in the community.

"The local youth groups, organizations and service groups will be able to speak with parents, teachers, and counselors about alternative solutions," said Williams.

The conference is a free event and is open to the public. Reservations are required. Please call 655-2627 for a reservation.

If you would like to attend the event or are a part of an organization that would like to host a table with information, contact 655-2583 as soon as possible.

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