Carmel Clay Public Library events to promote smart decisions in the digital world

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The Carmel Clay Public Library will hold four events next month in conjunction with Indiana Digital Citizenship Week. The Indiana Dept. of Education initiative is part of an ongoing effort to teach students how to make safe, smart and ethical decisions in the digital world.

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“The tag line this year is Smart Living with Your Smart Device,” said Jane Morrison, CCPL mobile library supervisor. “We understand devices are a fact of life, but we want to help people learn to use them in a positive way.

A program called Device Assistance will be held at noon Sept. 11.

“We will have librarians in the lobby who will help people with any issues they have with their devices,” Morrison said. “It could be helping to figure out apps or how to use them.”

Cyber Security will be discussed at 2 p.m. Sept. 11.

“We will have two librarians who will talk to people about how to make sure their information hasn’t been compromised and what they can do to protect themselves,” Morrison said. “Anyone is welcome, but it’s geared toward older adults.”

Smart Living with Your Smart Device will be the topic of discussion at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Carmel High School freshman cafeteria.

“We have asked a representative from Common Sense Media,” Morrison said. “He will be discussing things we can do to keep ourselves safe online. We will also have a representative from Healing Hearts of Indy. The representative is a social worker and she will discuss what we can do to diagnose and tips on what to do if you feel you might be addicted to technology.”

The week will conclude with an interactive screening of a surprise movie at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

The events are free. One name will be drawn at each event for a chance to receive a one year free subscription to a password manager app. For more, visit carmel.lib.in.us.

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