FBI Agent to speak at seminar for "Keeping Kids Safe Online"

May 17, 2014 4:21 PM

The Butte County Office of Education is tapping the expertise of the FBI for a free community seminar in Chico this week about “Keeping Kids Safe Online.”
With a smart phone or I-Pad a young person today literally has the world at their fingertips. Unfortunately they are also exposed to danger as they travel the information highway through social media and the Internet

According to statistics from the Pew Research Center, roughly 95% of teens are active online, 78% have a smartphone and 38% of Facebook users are under the age of 13. One in 20 young people report that they have received an online sexual solicitation from someone who attempted to make offline contact.

In order to increase awareness of this issue locally the Butte County Office of Education is sponsoring a workshop by Special Agent Scott Schofield of the FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children Squad, on Thursday, May 22nd. Special Agent Schofield will also visit middle schools in Butte County that day.

The workshop for parents and community members is Thursday evening from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center on the Esplanade in Chico. For more information contact Bruce Baldwin at 9530) 532-5842 or bbaldwin@bcoe.org.


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