|Re: Cyber Safety Training for Parents on February 18, 2010|
|Thursday, 04 February 2010 16:11|
Sheriff Paul C. May has released the following information:
Case Officer: Sgt. Mark Roberts
Re: Cyber Safety Training for Parents on February 18, 2010
Sheriff Paul C. May of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with Dr. Patricia Cooper, Superintendant of Okeechobee Schools, are hosting free training for parents. This training is on Cyber Safety to protect children from internet predators.
Each day 77 million children 10-17 years of age are using the internet. Not all cyber crimes are limited to identity theft and child pornography. One in seven children using the internet will be solicited in a sexual manner. Attorney General Bill McCollum has instituted a training program for children and parents to educate internet users of the dangers of cyber crime.
The training offered is provided by Attorney General Bill McCollum to protect internet users. Captain Wil Hernandez of the Florida Attorney General’s Office will be the guest speaker at the event.
This training is being provided “FREE OF CHARGE” at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall (2800 Hwy 441 N., Okeechobee) on February 18, 2010 at 7 PM. Please come early as only 400 seats are available.
Sheriff Paul C. May said, “The safety of our children is of the upmost importance to all of us. We hope that this training will be well accepted and highly attended.”
Okeechobee County School Superintendant, Dr. Patricia Cooper said, “We look forward to providing parents with meaningful ways to protect our children while still allowing them to take advantage of technology for both education and pleasure.”
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