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Centralia’s CBMS students schooled on cyber-bullying, other Internet perils

Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:21 am

The student body of Chester Boren Middle School confronted a question while at school, Friday, Aug. 31.

Boone County Sheriff’s Department Detective Tracy Perkins asks CBMS students who has social media accounts

Boone County Sheriff’s Department Detective Tracy Perkins asks CBMS students who has social media accounts

“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.