The student body of Chester Boren Middle School confronted a question while at school, Friday, Aug. 31.
“Would you go up to a stranger in a public place and start sharing personal information with him?”
That was one of the many questions asked by Tracy Perkins, a detective with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.
Perkins, a member of the BCSD’s Cybercrimes Task Force, was there to help students learn how to “respect the social media technology they are using on a day-to-day basis and use it in a responsible manner.”
One of many pieces of advice Perkins, a decade’s long veteran of the fight against internet crime, gave to the students had to do with posting photos and what could get them in trouble in a hurry.
• “Taking an image of yourself or another person, or asking someone to take such an image.” That Perkins said, is production of child pornography – a crime.
For the complete article, please see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.