Local school district stresses dangers of internet

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Cyber issues are impacting Schodack students’ school day.

The school says weekly they have problems with kids and the internet. And its largest issue is child pornography.

Parents learned what to look out for to keep their children safe in the first of four community series hosted by the school district and the Schodack Police Department.

FBI agent Dave Fallon was brought in to stress the dangers online. Fallon listed several apps that may not be on parents’ radar. They include Live.me, Whisper and Kik. He said Kik is a haven for child porn.

Fallon also said the only person on the other end of a game or app should be someone your child knows.

He said the average child predator is a 38-years-old white male. And 15 percent of predators caught hold a position of trust.

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