Detectives for Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) teach parents about internet dangers

BOX ELDER, S.D. –Kids and parents both learned a valuable lesson about internet crimes, Thursday, during a presentation at Douglas High School by detectives at Rapid City Police’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit.

The presentation consisted of the many dangers the internet can pose if children are not properly taught how to handle the technology.

Some of the important steps to protecting children is monitoring conversations online and also having conversations with children about online activity.

“We give a lot of presentation from 6-12 grade with parent presentations,” said Det. Elliott Harding, RCPD ICAC.  “And we believe the parent presentations are the most important presentations to give because, as you know, it all starts within the home.”

There are several different ways to monitor what children do online. The ICAC Task Force Program lists all their tips and monitoring software suggestions on their website.

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