Digital safety stressed as NCSD prepares for new school year

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CASPER, Wyo. — With students set to head back to school on Sept. 3, the Natrona County School District and Natrona County Sheriff’s Office are reminding parents, guardians and students of the importance of digital safety.

They say there are a number of digital apps commonly used in the community.

“Visiting with your children and asking them about the apps they are using is a great way to engage in proactive conversations around the safe use of technology,” a Tuesday, Aug. 20 announcement says. 

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“When utilized appropriately most apps can be a wonderful tool for communication and connecting.”

The school district and sheriff’s office will continue to offer “Danger of Technology: Cyber Awareness Presentations” throughout the school year.

Those are taught by Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Scott.

“This presentation is appropriate for parents, students, and community members,” the release adds. “Topics being covered include the darknet, cyberbullying, laws regarding sexting, sextortion, and bullying, suicide prevention and awareness, cell phone applications, and hidden apps.”

“More information on upcoming presentations will be shared soon.”