Hey, here’s an idea: Let’s let our children drive on the Interstate even without a driver’s license! What, you don’t like that idea?? Yet we allow our kids to get on the Information Superhighway everyday unsupervised, unguided, and untaught – with dangers there just as life-threatening.
In fact, research says that the percentage of children age 3-18 who’ve gotten on the internet unsupervised has gone up from 19% to a whopping 86% in the past 20 years.
Enter: Cyber Safety – the safe and responsible use of information and communication technology. Not only is it about keeping your personal information safe and secure, but also about being responsible with that information, being respectful of other people online, and using good ‘netiquette’ (internet etiquette). Understanding cyber-safety is all the more important when working with or caring for children. Whether you are a parent, teacher, caregiver or friend, the responsibility is yours to make your children smarter and more responsible with the technology they have access to. Come learn ways to help keep your children safe as they navigate the cyber world and what you should be aware of as one who oversees their entry into it.
District Commander Candice Reyes has been with the Killeen Police Department Patrol Division since 1999. Upon her completion of the field training program, she was assigned to the PM watch, where she worked in the downtown area of Killeen. In 2007, she became a detective and was transferred to the Youth Service Section. As a detective, she investigated all cases involving juveniles; however she specialized in sex crimes involving children. In 2010, she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where she supervised the Major Crime Section, which handled all murders, death investigations, sexual assaults, robberies, domestic violence, cold cases and sex offender cases. In 2017, she was promoted to the rank of District Commander and was assigned to the Patrol Division
Detective Amanda Holtzclaw has been at the Killeen Police Department Special Victims Unit since June 2009. Her main focus is child abuse and child sexual abuse. She recently worked on an intricate child pornography case with the Attorney General’s Office and has experience with teenagers and their use of the internet. She has two daughters ages 4 and 2, and a 4 month old son. Her family lives in Salado
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