Mid Rio Grande Border Education Center hosts workshop for crimes against children


The seminar teaches officers and social service providers about how modern tools can get children into trouble.

The Mid Rio Grande Border Education Center began a free two-day workshop for law enforcement to learn about technology and crimes against children.

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Organizers at Tuesday’s workshop on technology-related crimes against children say U.S. law enforcement have seen a dramatic increase in child abuse in recent years. Including child pornography, online enticement, and child sex trafficking – officers and advocates training at the workshop are learning to better investigate child abuse.

“Young people today are so absolutely, 100 percent of the time linked to social media,” said Sylvia Bruni, director of the Children’s Advocacy Center in Laredo. “This predator, this trafficker -- works social media, works through Facebook, works through Twitter.”

For further information on how to protect your children online, visit www.netsmartz.com and www.take25.org.


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