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Detective Educates Parents About Internet Safety For Teens

A detective with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office held a crash course with some parents to talk about online safety for teenagers.

Posted: Mar. 7, 2018 10:11 PM
Updated: Mar. 7, 2018 11:15 PM

ROGUE RIVER, Ore.-- Parents need to be involved with their kids and monitor how they're using the internet.
That's what a detective told some parents at Rogue River High School tonight.

The detective with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office held a crash course with some parents.
The topic, online safety for teenagers.

Parents are encouraged to talk with their kids about what they may post online.
The detective emphasized, anything put on the internet, will forever be on the internet.
Another big point-- educate kids to report cyber bullying when they see it.

We heard from a teacher at the school who says parents and schools need to be aware of how kids are using social media.

Stephanie Stirm says, "If they're online we need to know where and why and be prepared to ask some tough questions sometimes. I think it is hard for parents today because kids see their phones as personal property. We as parents and educators need to stand up and say that may not be the safest position to take because if you find yourself in trouble, you're going to need us."

The school says it held the meeting as a part of an ongoing effort to keep parents informed.

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