Legislators hosting forum on internet dangers

State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas (R-70).

NAUGATUCK – State representatives Rosa Rebimbas (R-70) and David Labriola (R-131) are hosting a forum for Naugatuck High School students to discuss the dangers of the contemporary cyber landscape.

“There is still a lack of knowledge among young people about the dangers of sexting, information sharing and privacy on the internet. I want to make sure that teenagers are protected and fully comprehend the ramifications of their online actions. The psychological and legal consequences of engaging in risky behavior with electronics is largely an issue that goes unaddressed with our youth,” said Rebimbas, who spearheaded the state’s first sexting law, in a prepared statement.

State Rep. David Labriola (R-131).

Panelists at the event will include Det. Ron Blanchard and Officer Charles Schofield of the Naugatuck Police Department and Sgt. Kevin Albanese of the Connecticut State Police’s Computer Crimes Unit. Additionally, Richard Colangelo, a prosecutor from the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, will be on hand to speak.

“This event will be a valuable reminder to young people that living in a technologically advanced society poses risks, the repercussions of which can be serious and long-lasting,” Labriola said in a new release.

The forum, “The Realm of Online Danger — What Teenagers Need to Know,” is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Naugatuck High School. For more information on this topic, call Rebimbas and Labriola at (800) 842-1423.


  1. Please know that there is a National Foundation founded
    by two Connecticut Residents on this very topic.
    “Save Cyber Space”. Lauren Haidon @ lhaidon@gmail.com
    and her husband Attorney Matthew C. Couloute, Jr.
    have established this foundation for all to help them
    understand their rights and to help them. Attorney
    Couloute and his wife reside in Connecticut. You
    may reach Lauren at her email or call Attorney Couloute at his New York office, they I am sure would be very interested in also being part of your presentation.
    Attorney Couloute’s office in NY 866-694-5269

    Best regards,

    Todd Ramos, Owner PenTech Consulting, LLC