O'Fallon police offering course for parents on dealing with sexting

News-DemocratMay 12, 2014 

The O'Fallon Police Department on Thursday will be offering a presentation titled "What Parents Should Know About Teenage "Sexting.

It will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the O'Fallon Public Safety Building, 285 N. Seven Hills Road.

The training is designed for the parents of teenage children, and no one younger than 18 will be allowed to attend.

The topics that will be covered in the program are:

* What is "sexting" and how prevalent is it?

* Criminal and civil legal issues associated with sexting.

* How sexting contributes to cyber-bullying.

* What parents, police and schools can do to stop sexting

The program is free and registration is not required. For more information on the dangers of sexting or on the presentation, contact Detective Carl Walker at 624-4545 or cwalker@ofallon.org.

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