TURNERS FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) – Montague parents and students got a lesson in the risks children face online Thusday night.
Massachusetts State Trooper Christopher Ware, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, was the guest speaker for the Cyberbullying Awareness Committee at Great falls Middle School in Montague.
Trooper Ware put on a slide presentation for those assembled at Turners Falls High School Theater. One of his images featured a guidebook for child predators. “The Pedophile’s guide to love and pleasure: A child lover’s code of conduct. This book was actually published,” warned Trooper ware. “If you are a parent, and you don’t think that these people are out there trying to get to your children, you have your head in the sand.”
The presentation was put on by the Cyberbullying Awareness Committee, 18 students and an adviser who meet every two weeks at the Great falls Middle School.
“We talk about what’s going on with cyberbullying and how to prevent it and how to educate the public, both kids and adults,” said Great Falls Guidance Counselor and Cyberbullying Awareness adviser Emily Krem.
The Cyberbullying Awareness Committee puts on these presentations for the Great Falls Middle School, but plans to expand them for elementary school students as well.