Police hosting cyber safety forum for parents

 The Lethbridge Regional Police Service is hosting an internet safety session to help educate parents about cyber issues and provide tips to help prevent children from being victimized.

 Internet and social media-related issues such as cyber bullying, sexting and child pornography are by far the biggest issues that local School Resource Officers address on a daily basis.

 Today’s children are able to access the internet 24/7 and are faced with issues their parents never encountered as youngsters. Children are very proficient online and in some cases know more about the cyber world than their parents.

 Parents are invited to attend an internet safety educational session on June 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Centre at Chinook High School, 259 Britannia Boulevard West. The session is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about online issues, crime and crime trends.

 School Resource Officers will discuss current trends in our schools, the Forensic Identification Unit will be able to answer questions on device storage and data retrieval and the Internet Child Exploitation Unit will provide information on child pornography offences and trends.

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