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Classes offered in August, October, December at police department

FRANKFORT, KY. (Aug. 12, 2016) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and Frankfort Police Chief Jeff Abrams are partnering to offer local parents Internet child safety training.

The trainings will walk parents through Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky’s Internet safety toolkit aimed at keeping children safe online.

As the dad of a six- and seven-year-old, I understand the importance of keeping our children safe, especially on the Internet where predators can target them through apps, games and messaging

The classes will be held 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Frankfort Police Department, 300 West Second St., Aug. 18, Oct. 4 and Dec. 5. The trainings are free but space is limited. To register, please email mallen@ky.gov.

“As the dad of a six- and seven-year-old, I understand the importance of keeping our children safe, especially on the Internet where predators can target them through apps, games and messaging,” Beshear said. “It’s my goal as attorney general to help families keep their children safe with knowledgeable classes like the one we are offering to Frankfort parents. I appreciate Chief Abrams and his team for working with my Office of Child Abuse and Exploitation on this important project.”

“Our children are our most prized, most impressionable and most vulnerable asset,” Abrams said. “We live in a digital age that today’s children can become desensitized to because they will never know a time when the Internet didn’t exist. It is extremely important that we embrace our technology without turning a blind eye to the potential dangers that it poses to our youth. I encourage any parent or guardian who would like to learn more about safeguarding their children online to take advantage of this great opportunity. I would like to thank Attorney General Beshear for his efforts in combating Internet crimes against children. I would also like to thank officer Marie Allen of the Frankfort Police Department for her dedication and initiative to help our agency become involved in this very worthwhile effort.”

The Internet safety toolkit of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky is funded by a grant from the Child Victims Trust Fund, which is administered by the Office of the Attorney General’s Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board. The agency’s website provides critical information to adults on resources, training, prevention education and the Internet safety toolkit.

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