1 U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey last week sent a letter to Facebook about the company’s recent release of “Messenger Kids,” an app designed specifically for children 12 and under. Facebook Messenger, both limited in scope and ability, allows parents to set up profiles with their kids, and connect them with friends or relatives through text and video chat. Given the sensitive nature of children’s personal information, the Senators are concerned that Messenger Kids must take responsible steps to protect their privacy and comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The Act protects children’s privacy by providing parents with tools to control the information collected online about their children ages 12 and under. Sen. Markey is the House author of COPPA.
2. Framingham Police Detective Rony Cesar will discuss cyber security at home and at school at Brophy Elementary School at 7.
The presentation will center around understanding the risk of the internet and social media and familiarizing yourself with the latest technologies and trends.
3. FLYERS in action:
- Framingham High girls ice hockey team has its home opener at 4:15 p.m. at Loring Arena against Stoughton High School
- Framingham High boys ice hockey team, who lost to Natick over the weekend, will travel to Hingham for a 7 game.
4. The Callahan Center is hosting a meet the Framingham Author’s event today at 1 p.m.
Framingham is rich with creative talent. Join us to learn about some of Framingham’s accomplished authors. The program will feature a keynote presentation by Erica Ferencik
and panel discussion moderated by Carol Lynn Luck. The panel will represent a variety of genres and authors including: Judy Cadorette, Rene Cournoyer, Carrie H. Johnson, Pat Lavin & Laura Stagliola, Jane Whiting, and Laura Woollett. The authors will answer questions and sign books following the program. Cash or checks only will be accepted for book purchases. The public is invited.
5. Framingham Board of Health is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 in the Memorial Building. The Board of Health is a 5-member board as a Town but will become a 3-member Board under the change to a City of Framingham. Click here for the agenda.