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Virtual Child Safety Program for Parents will provide online hazard recognition and prevention

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Hampden District Attorney’s Office is offering a virtual presentation designed to help parents and other caregivers recognize dangers online.

The program, titled “Keeping Children Safe and Secure Online,” is part of the national initiative Safe Childhood Project, an effort to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. It will be held on Wednesday June 16 from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Topics covered will be: social media, gaming, cyberbullying, sexting, sextortion, victim support, protection against online predation. The presenters are: Alex J. Grant, Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney’s Office – District of MA; Johanna Margeson, deputy district attorney in the Hampden district attorney’s office; Danielle Rex, FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation Task Force Agent; Lieutenant Eric Hall, Westfield Police Department; Lauryn Myers, Victims and Witness Specialist United States Attorney’s Office – MA District.

The program is for adults only, as the content is inappropriate for children. Click here for more information and to register.

The Hampden District Attorney’s Office presents this program in conjunction with the United States Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and the Westfield Police Department.

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