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Police Presentation on Cyberbullying and Sexting

Officials are inviting the public to a presentation on cyberbullying, sexting and digital reputation.

Here's information provided by the Livermore Police Department:

The Livermore Police Department would like to invite the public to a presentation on Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Digital Reputation. This presentation is intended for parents of elementary, middle and high school students however; students are also encouraged and welcome to attend. It will be held on October 25, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Avenue, Livermore, California.

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of Cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. Cyberbullying is common amongst pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults.

Cyberbullying is easy to do and the consequences could be devastating. Cyberbullying is different from the normal bullying. Cyberbullying could happen 24 hours a day; there are ways to remain anonymous, and once the text messages or photos are sent/posted they are extremely hard to delete.

Sexting is the act of sending sexual texts or sexually revealing photos via text messaging.

Digital Reputation is your online image presented through all digital media interactions. This comes from the way you present yourself, and the way you treat other people online.

Education about Digital Safety is crucial in these times. It is important to be able to gain the knowledge needed to protect yourself and your children in this digital society.

This presentation is part of a continuing series of Community Education programs sponsored by the Livermore Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) and supported by Livermore Area Recreation and Parks Department. Advanced registration is highly recommended. To register please call LARPD at 925-373-5700.

Trevor Tooze October 05, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Here is an opportunity for all critics of the LPD, to attend, and see first hand, how pro-active they really are, and on their own time, to help our community.
Mr. Pickles October 06, 2012 at 03:03 AM
@Trevor Tooze; I can hardly believe Cyberbullying and Sexting are the vexing issues of our time. Some old fashion good parenting would put a stop to it. What our community cares about is the current upswing in crime and outlawry. And the seemingly indifferent response from those who serve us. Now criticism is not a bad thing. Being pro-active is not a bad thing as long as you bust a few heads. Preferably the criminals. What the police in this town need to do is cultivate a sense of fear amongst those who are the commiting the depravations against us. We don't need the police to make us feel good like a bunch of limp wristed liberals. We want those thugs,hoods,and gangsters local or imported "ie Oakland" to fear for their very lives once they set foot in our town. And for the LPD's reputation alone would be a deterrent to any criminality. Thank you and go Giants an A's.
Edith Covarrubias October 07, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Daniel you must not have kids to think this is not an issue that needs to be address. Or see the importanance of educating our kids on how to protect themselves from on-line bullies. Some good old fashion parenting is not enough since back in the old days internet and electronic communication wasn't even avaliable. Our children face new challenges that even I as a kid didn't have to deal with. I'm glad LPD is finally doing something about this issue!!!!!!

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