If your children are awake, they are most likely online. Today’s access to being connected 24/7 can put some children at risk.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited children, 1 in 3 teens have experienced online harassment. When online gaming, 27% of teens admit they play games with people they don’t know. In addition, 1 in 25 youth have received an online sexual solicitation where the solicitor tried to make offline contact.
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office will provide an Internet and Technology Safety presentation on March 20th at the Westport Community Meeting Room, located at 5387 Mary Lake Road. From 6:00 to 8:00 pm, adults will hear about topics such as Facebook, cyber bullying, online predators and cell phone texting and photo sharing. This is an adults only presentation and offered free of charge.