PEKANBARU. SMP Juara Pekanabaru held a parenting class for students’ parents on Sunday (11/10). The theme of the program was “Melindungi Anak Juara dari Bahaya Media Elektronik”.
It focused on the dangers of Internet for the children. The management of SMP Juara Pekanbaru invited Khairul Anwar, S.Psi, Cht, a psychologist, to deliver the material.
In this session, parents were informed the facts of the danger of Internet such the negative impacts of social media for children’s mental development. On the other hand, if Internet do not use wisely it can spend much of children’s time. Thus, parents were educated how to direct their children to do positive activities.
In addition to the dangers of Internet, the parents were also informed about the benefits of Internet such as the window of knowledge and as a facility that can help our activities easier.
The program has run well because the parents could understand the subject easily. “We hope that the program can direct their children to use Internet wisely so they will get the benefits from the Internet,” Puji, RZ’s non-formal educator, said.