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Internet Safety Presentation Announced by Bergen County Prosecutor's Office

The Computer Crimes Unit hopes to raise parents’ awareness of online predators and the dangers that is only a mouse-click away from their child’s grasp.

As time marches on and technology continues to develop, internet safety becomes an increasingly important issue. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit will be presenting an in-depth presentation on the subject.

The presentation, entitled “Staying Safe in Cyberspace – Internet Safety for Parents,” is a comprehensive examination of today’s Internet and the dangers that lurk inside chat rooms, instant messages, e-mail and blogs.

“The explosion of the Internet has proven to be most influential with the youngest of generations, namely our children,” said Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli. “Protecting them on the World Wide Web, a truly unregulated atmosphere, is a tremendous task that needs to begin at home, where children are indeed most vulnerable.”

According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, through education and outreach to the community, the Computer Crimes Unit hopes to raise parents’ awareness of online predators and the dangerous content that is only a mouse-click away from their child’s grasp.

The presentation, hosted by the Paramus and Ridgewood Boards of Education, is scheduled for Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood.

For additional information about this event contact the Superintendent’s Office of Paramus Public Schools at 201-261-7800 or www.paramus.k12.nj.us. For information about internet safety related issues contact Lt. Jason Love at JLove@BCPO.net or Educational Outreach Coordinator D/Sergeant John DeVoe at JDeVoe@BCPO.net. 

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