Herricks Middle School students strengthen online safety skills

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Assistant District Attorney Brian Heid addressed online safety at Herricks Middle School. (Photo courtesy of Herricks Public Schools)

Herricks Middle School students received impactful lessons on internet safety through the Nassau County District Attorney’s S.T.O.P. Then Send program. Assistant District Attorney Brian Heid visited the school on Oct. 29 and covered an assortment of matters centered on the importance of protecting oneself online.

Heid discussed the risks that exist in the worlds of the internet and social media in order to make students aware of the dangers and consequences. He shared many examples of ways students can protect themselves online, avoid cyberbullying and be responsible and secure with social media. Students were advised not to give out their passwords, to always log off public computers after using them, to think before posting on social media, to report incidences of cyberbullying to recognize potential online predators.

Herricks School District stresses the importance of internet safety among students.

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