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As part of a joint effort between the Anderson County District Attorney’s Office, the Sheriff’s Department, and the three school systems within the county’s borders, parents of students in fifth through 10th grades are receiving information in the mail on how to keep their children safe online.
Letters have been sent to parents of students in the county school system as well as the city systems in Clinton and Oak Ridge over the past couple of weeks and more are also being sent. Included in the mailing is information for parents on how to talk to their kids about being safe online and avoiding sexual predators.
The letter also talks about ways to broach the topic of “sexting”—the sharing of explicit photos via cell phones—with children, and it also updates parents on what local authorities are doing to help keep their children safe.
Some of those new strategies include a deputy who has been specially trained in how to spot, locate, and arrest online predators and new computer software that aids in those efforts. For more information, visit www.deletepredators.com.
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