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Whitewater parents, community learn about cyber safety

WHITEWATER — Whitewater School Liaison Officer Jacob Hintz shared information about cyberbullying and cyber safety to parents of school-age children and community members Monday.

Whitewater Middle School business and information technology teacher Angela Ketter made welcoming remarks before introducing Hintz during the gathering at

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Washington first hospital in state to use Newborn Safety System – Observer


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Rick Shrum joined the Observer-Reporter as a reporter in 2012, after serving as a section editor, sports reporter and copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rick has won seven individual writing awards, including two Golden Quills.

A 32-year-old case shows value of new child safety app

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — Gone without a trace.

Thirty-two years ago, a Hot Springs teen was walking home from school, when she was never seen or heard from again.

It’s a story written for the headlines.

In 1985, Bill Clinton’s former housekeeper’s daughter disappears, seemingly right off the street.
Only it didn’t make the headlines.

In a lot of ways, Jeffrey Lynn Smith’s case wasn’t given the attention it deserved.

Her sister says, with the technology now available, Lynn’s life may have been saved. She wants other families to know about and use the resource.

“We want to know what happened and we want to as well, have justice for her,” 32 years later, Lisa Smith said she still gets emotional when discussing her sister Lynn.

Read more at: http://www.thv11.com/news/local/a-32-year-old-case-shows-value-of-new-child-safety-app/501212986

A 32-year-old case shows value of new child safety app | THV11.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — Gone without a trace.

Thirty-two years ago, a Hot Springs teen was walking home from school, when she was never seen or heard from again.

It’s a story written for the headlines.

In 1985, Bill Clinton’s former housekeeper’s daughter disappears, seemingly right off the street.
Only it didn’t make the headlines.

In a lot of ways, Jeffrey Lynn Smith’s case wasn’t given the attention it deserved.

Her sister says, with the technology now available, Lynn’s life may have been saved. She wants other families to know about and use the resource.

“We want to know what happened and we want to as well, have justice for her,” 32 years later, Lisa Smith said she still gets emotional when discussing her sister Lynn.

Read more at: http://www.thv11.com/news/local/a-32-year-old-case-shows-value-of-new-child-safety-app/501212986

Internet safety about making smart choices

Internet safety about making smart choices

Internet safety about making smart choices

Photo by Jon GardPanelists during a cybersafety presentation Tuesday at Kesling Middle School were, from left, Kesling Principal Bill Wilmsen, Boston Middle School Principal Deborah Carter, La Porte Police Detective Vince Bowman, La Porte County Prosecutor John Espar and Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin McCoy, the student resource officer at La Porte High School.

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Trump signs Blumenthal bill on child internet safety – Meriden Record

MERIDEN — President Donald Trump Friday signed into law a bill that reauthorizes funding and support to law enforcement to investigate internet crimes against minors, ensuring funding will continue through 2022. 

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who introduced the bill, said the funding is necessary to ensure police officers are able to keep up with the evolving ways technology is used to both target minors for sexual relationships and to trade child pornography. 

“This kind of work is demanding and difficult, but nothing is more important than protecting our children,” Blumenthal said during a press conference at the state forensic lab. 

Blumenthal announced at the 12:30 p.m. press conference that Trump had signed the bill, which was cosponsored by John Cornyn, R-Texas, earlier in the day. 

The PROTECT Our Children Act reauthorizes the original act, which became law in 2008, continuing the National Internet Crimes Against Children Data System and the National

Read more at: http://www.myrecordjournal.com/News/State/Trump-signs-Blumenthal-s-bill-targeting-internet-sexual-predators.html

NetSmartz Teaches New Haven Students Safety Rules

NetSmartz Teaches New Haven Students Safety Rules


NEW HAVEN – New Haven Elementary School students now have the smarts to be safe online, thanks to a brief presentation from Pamela Weaver of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

New Haven Elementary School students intensely listen to Pamela Weaver, left, from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, during a NetSmartz presentation on Internet safety.

New Haven Elementary School students intensely listen to Pamela Weaver, left, from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, during a NetSmartz presentation on Internet safety.

Her visit included a discussion with students in grades kindergarten through second who learned basic Internet safety such as not sharing personal information without talking to their

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