Schools Warn Parents about Sexting

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Bismarck, ND – Nearly 100 people got together Monday evening to learn how they can keep children safe from sexting.

Police and school officials gave a presentation and answered questions about the problem. They had a lot of advice about what apps to watch out for. There are also apps that parents can use to monitor their children’s activity.

They said that they start to see kids in elementary schools use social media and other apps to get or send inapropriate pictures. But it is a bigger problem in middle school. And it can be hard for parents to know everything their children are doing online.

“I learned tonight that there is a secret entrance into the Snapchat, so yes, I think it is very difficult to keep up with all of the technology to keep our children and our students safe today,” Wachter Middle School Assistant Principal Beth Jeide said.

Bismarck Public Schools will hold more of these meetings. The next one is on October 24th at Horizon Middle School.

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