Source: NorthFulton.com

Vickery Creek holds ‘cyber awareness’ event

by Emme Raus

May 06, 2013

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Vickery Creek Middle School’s PTO Cyber Committee hosted a “Cyber Awareness” meeting for parents March 26.

The meeting was led by Chris Grimes, Forsyth County Schools’ safety manager.

The goal of the meeting was to educate parents on the dangers of cyber-bullying, sexting, Internet predators and social media. Parents were also encouraged to help educate their children about the things they post today and how it can negatively affect their future because colleges and employers screen Internet history.

The following day, Grimes, Lindsey Simpson of Forsyth County Schools’ student support services, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Cpl. Paige Turpen, Cpl. Pete Sabella and Detective Chris Singleton of the Smyrna Police Department spent the day at Vickery Middle, conducting small-group presentations for classes.

The students listened intently and had many questions. Hearing directly from law enforcement officials with personal experience dealing with these issues sent a powerful message.

The VCMS PTO Cyber Committee hopes to continue the education of cyber dangers to all students.