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.
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.