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Melcher-Dallas High School Hosts Presentation on Cyber Crimes

Posted: Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 6:24 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

Cyber crimes are a relatively new issue for law enforcement though more and more children fall victim to these crimes as the use of technology increases.

Did you know 1 in 17 children between the ages of 10 and 17 are threatened or harassed online, 1 in 7 are sexually solicited and 1 in 4 have had unwanted exposure to sexually explicit pictures?

That’s according to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation whose Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is working to create public awareness on the topic.

Micheal Ferjak, Criminal Investigator with the Iowa Department of Justice will be leading presentations for Melcher-Dallas students, parents and community members later this month to help prevent such crimes.

The adult discussion will take place Thursday march 24th at 6:30pm in the high school library.