Cyberbullying, sexting, sextortion, and online predators are all dangers that Berkshire County children have to deal with when spending time online. Life isn't as simple as it used to be and our community has to come together to ramp up internet safety and keep our Berkshire County youth protected.

Many Berkshire County Kids are Dealing with Anxiety, Stress, Depression, and Suicidal Thoughts

As mentioned in a previous article, anxiety, stress, depression, and suicidal thinking are at an all-time high for Berkshire County youth which is mainly due to the pandemic disrupting routines and limiting relationships. When you add on internet dangers, it may feel like there is no way out but there is.

Luckily, There's an Upcoming Presentation Focusing on Berkshire County Kids and Online Safety

With all of the online dangers that Berkshire County children and parents have to deal with a special presentation headed up by the Berkshire County District Attorney's Office, the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Massachusetts State Police, the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (NBCC) and the North Adams Public Schools will be taking place at Drury High School in North Adams on Wednesday, March 30.

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What Will the Presentation Entail?

The presentation will focus on and educate parents on how they can best protect children from online exploitation specifically the issues mentioned at the beginning of this article along with internet safety, social media 101, digital footprints, and online gaming.

How Can I Sign Up?

You can RSVP to Stephanie Puc at NBCC by calling (413) 663-7588 or you can email by this Monday (Mar. 28). Childcare will be available and dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. After dinner concludes the presentations will begin. You can get more details by going here.

KEEP READING: While we are talking about children, here are the most popular baby names in every state.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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