W’ville FORUM 2/14/20 5A CI

Watsonville city officials are reaching out to parents in an effort to help them protect their kids.

On Thursday, they held a forum at city hall on monitoring the social media habits of children….  Following the arrest of a city park employee, who sexually assaulted a 16-year-old. The assault happened over a year ago. Investigators say social media plays a big part on how sexual  predators interact with minors.

Recently, Watsonville P-D received 20 i-pads that they plan to use to school parents on how to navigate social media. A schedule on the “social media workshops” for parents is expected to be made public in a few months.