SEXTING, CYBERBULLYING AND YOUR CHILDREN

September 30, 2010

MPD Will Hold Informational Program At West High

"Sexting" has been making headlines in Wisconsin, now parents can learn a lot more about what it is as the MPD hosts an informational forum at West High School next week.

Besides "sexting," Sgt. June Groehler and her team will touch on many issues related to cell phone and internet use by teens in this age of social messaging and networking.

"What kids are calling ‘no big deal' can lead to serious legal and emotional consequences," said Sgt. Groehler, adding ""Sexting" and "Cyberbullying" are more common among young people than many realize, and that it is critical parents and children understand the legal, emotional, as well as long term consequences of this behavior."

The informational program is titled: "The Legal and Emotional Consequences of Technology-Related Practices," and it will be held at West High School, 30 Ash St., Wednesday evening, October 6th, at 6:30 p.m.

Earlier this year, at the MPD's annual recognition ceremony, Sgt. Groehler was given an Outstanding Service Award by Madison Police Chief Noble Wray for her work, and dedication, educating community members about social messaging.

Contact:
  • Joel DeSpain, 266-4897