Internet safety parents’ night set for March 22

Internet safety parents' night set for March 22 by Bethany Parvin The public is invited to attend a parents' night hosted by Dallas Schnack, the school's resource officer, and Cheryl Knudson, the school guidance counselor designed to raise community awareness of Internet safety.

This will be held on Monday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Wakonda High School's old gym.

Most parents don't know that 1 in every 4 children under the age of 17 have received unwanted sexual materials online, according to the Journal of American Medical Association. Also, 1 in every 5 children under the age of 17 have received unwanted solicitation online, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

U.S. Customs estimates 77 million children in the United States will have Internet access by 2005.

In this presentation, participants will learn how to recognize how cyber predators lure and seduce children from their homes. They will also be able to protect their families from becoming victims.

Please join Officer Schnack and Mrs. Knudson to receive this important information.

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