Posted Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
Flyer Offers Tips on Internet Safety for Children
Shoppers at the Rockaway Townsquare mall received a lesson this week about the hidden dangers to children posed by devices they receive for the holidays during a special presentation from Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and his detectives, plus Rockaway Township Police Chief Martin McParland.
The law enforcement team offered tips on cyberbullying, privacy, sexting and more to parents to consider when giving their children tech gifts. They answered questions and handed out the flyer Know the Hidden Dangers of Tech Gifts, which is pictured at right.
The session was an initiative prompted by the New Jersey State Police’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which was created to help state and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders who use online communication systems to sexually exploit children.
“This campaign seeks to educate parents and children of the dangers hiding in the Internet,’’ said Prosecutor Knapp. “Predators who would harm our vulnerable children use applications, websites and other means to trap the unsuspecting children.”
For more information on this initiative, visit: https://www.njsp.org/division/investigations/digital-tech-investigations.shtml
Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or by phone at 973-829-8159.