Seeking Safety

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Pictured is Deputy Chris Schveiger. PHOTO COURTESY FAYETTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

The internet can be a dangerous place.

Fayette County Deputy Chris Schveiger spoke with Turkey Valley students Feb. 22.

Turkey Valley’s Evelyn Milbrandt referred to digital literacy as “ever-changing” by email Feb. 27.

“[He] did an amazing job sharing with our kids the importance of being diligent with your privacy settings, how sharing on social media can impact you now and in the future, and knowing that your message to others can be interpreted differently than you intended,” said Milbrandt. “He spoke of how quickly information can be transferred and shared to always tell a trusted adult if you are finding yourself or know of another person who is in an uncomfortable situation online. He spoke of how to deal with scams and online bullying behaviors, and he spoke of sexting with the older students and the consequences that can come from this type of sharing.”

No presentation is going to replace conversation involving parents, said Milbrandt.

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