Cook County Prosecutors and YMCA Join Forces to Educate Youth on Cyber Safety

April 28, 2017

In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago collaborated on a project to inform youth about cyber safety.

In April, prosecutors from the State’s Attorney’s Office visited 10 YMCA Community Schools Initiative sites across the city to speak with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students about the improper and potentially illegal use of cell phones and the Internet, including the dangers of bullying, stalking and sexting.

“Whether in school or at home, our children use technology every day and it is imperative that we take proactive steps to educate them and raise awareness about how to properly use social media and online tools responsibly,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. “I am extremely proud of our prosecutors for being a part of this important project.”

For more information about the office’s community outreach programs, please visit our website, www.cookcountystatesattorney.org.

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