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This free seminar will give Dawson County teens, adults tools to talk about dating safety, more
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Local teenagers and their parents will have a chance to discuss dating-related safety and other important related topics at the upcoming “Safe Teens Seminar” at the Dawson County Library.

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The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has partnered with the library and regional agency Rape Response, Inc. to put on the event, which will be hosted Monday, Aug. 21, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the library’s 342 Allen Street location in Dawsonville.

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The Dawson County Library at 342 Allen Street in Dawsonville. - photo by Erica Jones

Event topics will include dating, relationship health, internet and technology and human trafficking danger awareness.

“It benefits the community to have healthy and safe teens, even if you don’t have teens, so that should be important to everybody in the community,” said library information specialist Carrie Anne Hunt.

After hearing area parents’ concerns about safety issues, Hunt said she saw an opportunity where DCSO and Rape Response Inc. could partner with the library to provide more of the education parents wanted on these topics. 

Rape Response Inc. is the same organization that provides Aaron’s Law curriculum to Dawson County Schools students, so if parents have questions specific to issues or resources in the Dawson area, the group can provide tailored answers.  

“Rape Response is also the organization that provide Aaron’s Law curriculum to students in the schools, so they can not only educate parents on the subject matter in general but could offer specific questions…to ask so that parents can be aware and have meaningful conversations with their teens,” Hunt added.