Law enforcement to offer advice on child safety on the internet | Massachusetts News

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Law enforcement, educators and community groups are teaming up this week to provide parents and other caregivers with guidance on how to protect children online and prevent exploitation of children.

Topics to be discussed Wednesday at Drury High School in North Adams include internet safety, social media, digital footprints, online gaming, cyberbullying, sexting, sextortion and protection from online predators, according to a statement from the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office. .

“Our children now spend an enormous amount of time online where they can be vulnerable to exploitation. This presentation gives parents and educators the tools to keep our young people safe,” District Attorney Andrea Harrington said in a statement. communicated.

Speakers are Stephanie Ilberg, Head of the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office Child Abuse Unit; Assistant US Attorney Alex Grant; FBI. Danielle Rex, Child Exploitation Task Force Officer; Massachusetts State Police troopers Deshawn Brown and Andy Canata; and Lauryn Myers, Victim Witness Specialist for the United States Attorney’s Office.

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins is among those who will deliver the keynote address.

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