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The following article was posted on April 24th, 2013, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 14, Issue 7 [ Submit a Story ]
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Cyber crime info event open to the public


Smart phones, laptops, and constant access to cyber space can sometimes lead to unintended consequences. If you want to better understand what those are and how they can affect your children, St. Joseph High School is hosting a free cyber-crime prevention symposium for parents and teachers on April 29.

Tracy Webb, a senior trial attorney for the Cyber Crime and Child Abuse Prosecution Division of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, will present, focusing on Internet crimes against children. These include cyber bullying, sexting, social network sites, malware dangers, and geo-tagging.

St. Joe’s assistant principal Ray Vazquez said these are issues that are relevant to the community, and parents need to understand what could potentially affect their children.

“I don’t think our kids are malicious, but they are exposed to a lot on the Internet,” Vazquez said. “They don’t understand that [something like] sexting can affect them for the rest of their life.”

The event will be held in the Hofschulte Gym on the St. Joseph High School campus, 4120 S. Bradley Road in Santa Maria, at 6:30 p.m.

For more information contact Vazquez at 937-2038, Ext. 113, or at

School Scene is compiled by Staff Writer Camillia Lanham. Information should be sent to the Sun via fax, e-mail, or mail.