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Recent Arrests in Central California for Cyberbullying Prompt Action

Cyber Safety Cop Sunday, September 21, 2014
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking into another digital school-bullying incident, this time at Rio Norte Junior High School, according to officials.

A student was sent a strange and threatening post online and notified his parents, who contacted Sheriff’s Station deputies.
The school resource deputy that works with Rio Norte, Deputy Romo, is looking into the incident, according to Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

“The post and alleged threat was sent via message on a new social media platform,” Dubin said. “We’re still gathering information from the parents and children involved.”

Deputies do not believe there was any intention by one student to physically harm another, but the district and officials take all reports of cyberbullying very seriously. (http://scvnews.com)

Cyber Safety Cop recommends the following guidelines to help keep your student safe online:

  • Use the Cyber Safety Cop Internet Usage Contract to establish guidelines with your child before allowing him or her to use social media.
  • Ensure your child is using privacy settings and is not allowing strangers to follow or friend them on their Social Networks.
  • Caution your child about the dangers of posting inappropriate or provocative information or images. Teach them that once something is posted online, it cannot be taken back.
  • Encourage your children to come to you if anything on a blog site or social media makes him or her feel uncomfortable and to always let you know if there is an attempt by a stranger to contact them or engage in conversation.
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