Parents can help protect children from
being victimized by Internet
|The Internet safety program “Dangers of the Internet”
will be presented from 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 26 at the Barney Community
Center, 1000 E. Montgomery St., in Sparta.
Adults in the Fort McCoy Community interested in the topic are
encouraged to attend, said Christine V. Cruz. Cruz, the Fort McCoy
Family Advocacy Program Manager, is on the task force sponsoring the
program and also will assist in its presentation.
Cruz said the presentation will alert parents and citizens to the
magnitude of issues and concerns about allowing children unsupervised
use of the Internet. The presentation is for “adults only” due to its
“Although almost any type of crime can be committed by using the
Internet, this material is focused primarily on a sexual predator’s use
of the Internet against children,” Cruz said. “This presentation alerts
parents to the many different tactics and areas of the Internet used by
child predators to satisfy their predatory needs.”
“The graphic nature of this presentation is not purposefully portrayed,
but is just the true nature of what a child will likely become exposed
to within only a few moments alone on the Web,” she said. “This material
is excellent for parents, grandparents, relatives of children or any
adult who is interested in learning about the serious issues that the
Internet can pose to a child if not properly supervised.”
Detective Michael Jamesson of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department
will be the presenter. Questions will be fielded after the presentation.
Registration can be made by calling 608-269-2117 or 608-372-2117 or
sending an e-mail to
Childcare is free, but spaces are limited so interested people are
encouraged to register as soon as possible.
For more information about the program in the Fort McCoy community, call
Cruz at 608-388-2412.
Information about Internet safety and other topics also is available at
the Web site