Captain James Blevins Speaks with DMS Students about Online Safety

On Thursday, October 3, Captain James Blevins from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department visited Damascus Middle School to talk with students about protecting themselves online.  His purpose was to address several topics, including danger from online predators, cyberbullying, privacy issues, viewing inappropriate sites, and sending inappropriate images.  He reminded students to “secure their 3 p’s…passwords, personal information, and privacy.” Through doing so, they can protect themselves from identity theft, predators, embarrassment, and loss of college and work opportunities. As he concluded his presentation, he focused on ways students can help stop cyberbullying, encouraging them to think about the positive ways they hope to be remembered by their classmates in the future.  We are appreciative of Captain Blevins for his very informative presentation that provided DMS students with the knowledge to make better online decisions.