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Community meeting on Cyber Safety to be held

Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019

The Child Protection Team and the Huntington County Community Schools will be hosting an important program on “Cyber Safety.” The program will be on Monday September 30 at 6 p.m. at the Huntington North High School Auditorium.

“We are pleased to have Cathie Bledsoe from the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes against Children Task Force share her powerful message,” stated Trace Hinesley, HCCSC.

This presentation is specifically designed to educate the community on ways to help prevent victimization in the areas of: online child sexual solicitation; online child extortion, also known as sextortion; online production of child pornography; online bullying, also known as cyberbullying and online radicalization mitigation to reduce the recruitment of youth by terrorists and criminal extremists.

“This community meeting will provide parents and concerned community members with knowledge of how they can take a more active role in protecting not only their children but themselves,” shared Jan Williams, Child Protection Team member.

“The good news is that most children are not getting into trouble online, but there are still risks to consider. The presentation will address the safe use of all devices and websites, no matter how kids access the Internet. Technology changes all the time, and kids are constantly finding the newest websites, apps and gadgets. It’s vital they learn the rules of Internet safety so they can use technology responsibly,” stated Cathie Bledsoe.

For more information on the program, contact the Youth Services Bureau at (260) 356-9681 or email questions at adm@ysbofhuntingtonco.org.