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Keeping students informed

sims1INTERNET SAFETY LESSONS - Detective John Sims with the Kentucky State Police’s Electronic sims2Crime Branch visited Fulton City High School last week. The detective talked with an assembly of middle school students first before talking with high school students in another assembly. Sims’ message was the same with both groups – practice extreme caution when using social media and spending time on online chat sites. Sims discussed cyber bullying and the effects of it. He also talked to the students about online predators who pretend to be others. Sims encouraged students to be careful about photos they share online and via text messages. The detective explained how sharing explicit photos of others could lead to jail time and also lead to them having to register as a sex offender for decades for one photo exchange. Sims will return to Fulton on Thursday, October 26, to conduct a parent conference on internet safety. All parents are encouraged to attend the program that begins at 6 p.m. in the FHS Commons. Sims will offer parents some of the same information he provided to students. He will also give parents information about what they can look for in their child’s online activity as well as where they might be hiding information or participating in dangerous activities.


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