Child Month Seminar Focuses on Protecting Children from Cyber and Other Dangers

Child Month Seminar Focuses on Protecting Children from Cyber and Other Dangers

Speakers at Child Safety Seminar

The protection of children from dangers lurking on the Internet and ways in which adults and organizations can mitigate potential for abuse of children were key aspects of a special joint meeting of all Adventist churches on Saturday, 13 May, at Kings Church.

The meeting with local and international speakers from business and child services sectors was convened as part of the church’s observance of Child Month.

The main presenters at the meeting were Ms Daisy Montes de Oca, an account executive with responsibility for risk management from the world headquarters of the Adventist Church in Washington, DC, and Mr. Rudy Myles, Flow Caribbean Regional Fraud Manager based in the Cayman Islands. Ms Montes de Oca was invited to Cayman by the President of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, Pastor Shian O’Connor.

Other speakers at the afternoon’s Child Month observance were Mrs. Felicia Robinson, Director of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and Mrs. Cereta McDonald, Director of the Adventist Conference’s Children & Adolescents’ Ministries, under whose umbrella a full slate of Child Month activities has been organized.

Commenting after the meeting, Ms Montes de Oca said, “This has been a very timely meeting,” and added: “The churches need to be involved in child safety, and I am impressed that the Cayman Islands Conference takes child safety and risk management seriously and is taking steps to ensure that the proper procedures are in place.”