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Police offering parents free class to keep kids safe online

Posted July 5

— The Richland Police Department is teaming up with our regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to teach parents how to keep kids safe online.

They will be offering a free class at the WSU Tri-Cities campus on Wednesday July 19. It will be held in the east auditorium from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The class will be a chance for parents to ask questions and speak one-on-one with ICAC Task Force staff. It will discuss legal issues that come up when kids share images through social media apps like Snapchat, KIK and Instagram.

These photo sharing apps are very popular among children, but they also pose dangers like bullying and child exploitation, according to Crime Prevention Specialist Cherise Peck.

"A lot of young people don't realize that when you hit send, you won't get [the image] back," Peck said.

The Richland Police Department is teaming up with our regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to teach parents how to keep kids safe online. They will be offering a free class at the WSU Tri-Cities campus on Wednesday July 19. It will be held in the east auditorium from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The class will be a chance for parents to ask questions and speak one-on-one with ICAC Task Force staff. It will discuss legal issues that come up when kids share images through social media apps like Snapchat, KIK and Instagram. These photo sharing apps are very popular among children, but they also pose dangers like bullying and child exploitation, according to Crime Prevention Specialist Cherise Peck. "A lot of young people don't realize that when you hit send, you won't get [the image] back," Peck said.

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