The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department will give a special presentation on “Social Media and Your Children” Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Center.

This presentation is free and open to all parents and guardians of childen and teens in the community.

Detective James Briggs will cover the latest social media applications being used by youth.

Parents will learn about the current issues their children face, such as sexting, cyberbullying, online predators, exploitation and solicitation for controlled substances.

This presentation also will discuss incidents that have occurred in Franklin County.

Our Lady of Lourdes marketing committee is hosting this presentation to help educate parents. Due to the nature of the information, the program is geared toward parents of sixth- through eighth-graders, and older.

D.A.R.E. instructors will provide a separate presentation to children attending with their parents.