School resource officers learn about latest technology


COMMANDER, ONE OF THE MAJOR
DIFFICULTIES IS IDENTIFYING ALL
THE APPS THAT THE STUDENTS ARE
USING. SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS, OR
SROS FROM AROUND THE STATE
GATHERED IN EPPING TO TRY TO
STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE, WHEN IT
COMES TO KEEPING. — KEEPING STUDENTS SAFE IN
TODAY’S CYBER WORLD. THE TRAINING SESSION AIMED AT
ALERTING THE OFFICERS TO THE
LATEST TRENDS.>>TECHNOLOGY IS A BIG PART OF
THEIR WORLD NOW AND SO HAVING
THE ABILITY TO TALK ABOUT THAT
PLATFORM WITH THE KIDS WILL BE
JUST ANOTHER GREAT THING THAT
THEY CAN DO. RAY: THE COMMANDER OF INTERNET
CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK
FORCE, SAYS SOME THINGS ARE
OCCURRING ALMOST DAILY.>>ONE JUVENILE SENDS OUT AN
INAPPROPRIATE IMAGE TO ANOTHER
JUVENILE AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
IT’S WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE
SCHOOL. RAY: IT’S ONE OF THE THINGS
OFFICER JACQUELINE PELLETIER
COMES ACROSS IN HER JOB AS AN
SRO AT GOFFSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL.>>THE INAPPROPRIATE PICTURES,
THE BULLYING, REALLY EXPOSING
EACH OTHER, REALLY JUST BEING
MEAN TO ONE ANOTHER. I TRY TO TEACH THEM THAT ONCE
YOU PUT IT OUT THERE YOU REALLY
CAN’T TAKE IT BACK, ONCE IT’S
OUT ON THE INTERNET FOR SOMEONE
TO SEE, THERE’S NOT A WHOLE LOT
I CAN DO TO TAKE THAT DAMAGE AWAY FROM THEM. RAY: EXPERTS SAY THEY ARE
DEALING WITH THE SAME PROBLEMS
AT MIDDLE SCHOOLS. AND THE PROLIFERATION OF ON-LINE
GAMING PRESENTS ANOTHER
OPPORTUNITY FOR PREDATORS TO T
AND MAKE CONTACT WITH THE
STUDENTS. THE MESSAGE FOR PARENTS.>>IT’S JUST REALLY IMPORTANT
THAT YOU KNOW YOU CAN SET
FILTERS, SETTINGS ON YOUR
CHILD’S GAMING DEVICE THAT WILL
PREVENT THEM FROM TALKING TO
PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF THEIR AREA. RAY: THIS TRAINING SESSION WAS
THE FIRST OF ITS KIND, BUT
ORGANIZERS SAY THEY WOULD LIKE
TO HOLD ANOTHER ONE IN THE
NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE. IN EPPING, RAY BREWER, WMUR NEWS