Oak Hill Collaborative to Host Internet Safety Seminar

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Oak Hill Collaborative will host an internet safety seminar for local residents 6 p.m. Thursday at Springfield Fire Station #21, 3989 E. Middletown Road, New Springfield.

Statistics report 79% of Americans are worried about how companies use their online data, the organization said in a news release announcing the event.

“Our mission at the Collaborative is to reduce the digital divide in the Mahoning Valley by providing free computer education and training, discounted and refurbished hardware, and access to reduced internet service rates,” Pat Kerrigan, director of the organization, said. “This workshop in Springfield Township is a great opportunity to assist our residents regarding important security issues on the internet.”

The seminar will provide attendees with instructions and tips to protect themselves and family members from potential online threats such as viruses, malware, ransomware, hacker, and online predators. Following the seminar, the Oak Hill Collaborative’s digital navigator will be available to respond to questions.

The Mahoning County Board of Commissioners appropriated American Rescue Plan funds for Oak Hill collaborative to enhance its digital advantage computer literacy program and expand it to county residents, Commissioner Carol Rimedio-Righetti said.

For more information or to register for the seminar, call Oak Hill Collaborative
at 330 406 0271.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.