BETHEL — It’s the parents’ turn to sit in the classroom.

Parents and guardians can learn about internet safety, college readiness, challenges facing girls and other issues facing their children at a program on Wednesday evening.

The school district, Bethel Family-School Partnership and the Central Parent Teacher Organization are hosting the eighth annual Parent University at Bethel Middle School.

At the event, parents attend various workshops meant to help them understand what their children are learning in school and how to better support them at home. Topics include: preparing for kindergarten, the new elementary-school math program, alcohol trends and how social media affects students.

The featured workshop, hosted by a bipartisan citizen’s group Better Angels, will focus on how to communicate across the political divide.

The first session is from 6:30 to 7:20 p.m., while the second session is from 7:30 to 8:20 p.m. Free child care is available from 6:15 to 8:20 p.m. Register on the district’s website.