Police speak to students about Internet safety

DOWNEY - Members of the Downey Police Department's Hi-Tech Crimes Unit on Wednesday gave a 45-minute presentation on Internet safety to more than 2,000 students at Downey High School.The program, created specifically for school-aged children, was the first of its kind conducted by the department since establishing the Hi-Tech Unit last year. Detectives Ron Gee and Tim Lau spoke to students about the safe use of social networking, including Facebook and MySpace, along with the possible consequences of cyber bullying and sexting. The police department plans to give similar presentations in the coming months at Warren High School and the four middle schools in Downey. Anyone with questions regarding Internet safety is encouraged to contact Det. Ron Gee at (562)‚Äà904-2331 or Det. Tim Lau at (562) 904-4017.

********** Published: April 14, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 52