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Program teaches online safety for 5th and 6th graders

Program teaches online safety for 5th and 6th grades. Lori Latchford, Elementary Facilitator,...
Program teaches online safety for 5th and 6th grades. Lori Latchford, Elementary Facilitator, Safe & Drug Free Schools and Communities-LCSD1(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 5:02 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Laramie County School District 1 is partnering with the state of Wyoming’s Division of Criminal Investigation to teach 5th and 6th graders online etiquette, safety and security.

“You need to watch what is behind you so that the person can’t identify where you live, or who you live with. Also, he talks about how you don’t want to tell people you are home alone or throwing a party, or that your parents are out of town because then again they can find that out,” said Lori Latchford,

According to experts, more kids are online for schooling, gaming, and chats due to the pandemic.

An agent with Wyoming DCI will teach kids about location, image, and information privacy through an online safety program.

The class also touches on online bullying and how to identify online predators.

This in-class program will inform kids about additional school resources like the “safe to tell” program and help protect parents’ information while online.

" We can pretty much cover any topic that could interest a teacher or students and that we really do a good job in our district of getting good information to the students that’s realistic and true,” said Latchford.

Five schools totaling 394 students in the Laramie County School District have completed this class.

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