Today Reps. Rebimbas and Labriola hosted the second and third of three panel discussions about online dangers before hundreds of students at City Hill Middle School in the Borough of Naugatuck. The discussion focused around the myriad of new dangers looming for teenagers online and through digital mediums in our technologically advanced society. Speakers at the informational event emphasized that it is imperative to ensure a level of appropriateness, respect and prudence when communicating online and posting content including photos, videos and personal information.
The lawmakers were joined by Officer Charles Schofield of the Naugatuck Police Department, Sergeant Kevin Albanese of the State Computer Crimes Unit and Prosecutor Richard Colangelo from the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney. The panelists had the opportunity to discuss a host of issues related to sexting, including cyber predators, online location tracking, the permanence of online content and criminal prosecution in cases of sexting.
The representatives and panelists answered questions following the conclusion of the presentation and were pleased to see the level of interest that students demonstrated.