The free session aims to arm parents with the tools and knowledge to help their children avoid digital dangers

There’s no doubt that we’re living in a digital world, especially post-pandemic. In fact, today’s youth have practically grown up with electronics for communication, education and entertainment purposes. Regardless of how strict or careful parents are with their children’s online consumption, today’s kids are fully online and susceptible to the dangers of the internet.

While only a few decades old, the negative impacts of the World Wide Web are evident and abundant. Children, especially those under the age of 12, are especially vulnerable to cyberbullying, cyber predators, unintentional downloading of malware and accidental posting of private information, among other concerns.

To help parents navigate an increasingly online world and the challenges it presents to children, South Texas Health System Behavioral has partnered with the City of Edinburg’s Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library to host a special online presentation on Saturday, January 29, entitled “Avoiding Digital Dangers & Distractions: Online Safety 101,” from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

Led by STHS Behavioral’s activity therapist Gabrielle Cuadra, the free presentation will provide expert advice and handy tips to help ensure children make the most of their internet use in a safe and healthy manner. Pre-registration is required and is available through The City of Edinburg.

Who:South Texas Health System Behavioral & Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library
What:Avoiding Digital Dangers & Distractions: Online Safety 101 Presentation 
When:Saturday, January 29, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 
Where:Online via ZoomPre-registration required

About South Texas Health System
South Texas Health System is a multi-facility healthcare system serving patients throughout the Rio Grande Valley. The system includes four acute care facility campuses with specialties in pediatrics, heart and vascular services, maternity and women’s health and trauma services. Inpatient and outpatient treatment for behavioral health needs and addictive disorders is also provided through the system’s South Texas Health System Behavioral facility. South Texas Health System is affiliated with the South Texas Clinical Partners ACO, Prominence Health Plan, and Cornerstone Regional Hospital. The system operates an advanced Level II Trauma Center at South Texas Health System McAllen, the first and only freestanding children’s facility and pediatric ER at South Texas Health System Children’s, the region’s only freestanding heart hospital and specialized cardiac ER at South Texas Health System Heart, and six freestanding emergency rooms located in and around Weslaco, Mission, Edinburg, McAllen and Alamo. For more information about the system and its comprehensive services, please visit

Physicians are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of South Texas Health System. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.