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Pamphlet helps warn parents about internet crime aimed at children

Posted at 2:20 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 14:20:02-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Fort Myers Police Department is offering a pamphlet to help parents be on alert when it comes to internet crimes against children.

According to FMPD, children today are among the first generation that has grown up with the internet.

Detective Rochelle Curr has produced an informative, easy to use pamphlet of tips and guides to inform and educate parents on what to be alert for when it comes to your child’s use of the internet. “Parents are often shocked when they learn about websites that are targeting their children,” the Detective said. “Our goal with these free brochures is to offer them guidelines to recognize forms of exploitation.”

It includes useful links to protective websites that will point out the pros and cons that can range from sexual predators to social media manipulation. Useful parental control software to monitoring your child’s phone and computer usage.

The pamphlets are available for pick up at the reception desk in the lobby of the Fort Myers Police Department at 2210 Widman Way in Fort Myers.  Or it's also available for download HERE.