The Village of Rockville Centre was established in 1893. According...

The Village of Rockville Centre was established in 1893. According to the 2010 Census it is home to more than 24,000 residents. (Oct. 11, 2011) Credit: T.C. McCarthy

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, senior Councilman Anthony Santino and state Assemb. Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook) will host a free Internet Safety & Cyberbullying Seminar to help young residents navigate the web safely.

The meeting will be on Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., at Southside Middle School, 67 Hillside Ave., in Rockville Centre.

Internet safety expert Ron Gerber will make a presentation on the growing threat of cyberbullying — bullying someone through the phone, Internet or other electronic devices. Gerber will also offer general Internet safety tips and talk about the importance of reporting any attempted bullying and/or stalking, officials said.

“Research has shown that many children will be the victims of cyberbullying as early as elementary school and often continuing into high school,” Murray said in a statement. “In the age of the Internet, we must ensure that our kids are prepared for the many precarious situations in which they may find themselves online.”