Safe Cyber Communication

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Riverhead High School ninth-graders learned more about cyberbullying, sexting and safe cyber communication on Sept. 25 through a program overseen by school librarian Kim McGurk. 

Now in its fourth year, the program addresses students with the message to always think before posting or texting, and to be aware of the privacy and tracking settings on their cellphones and other electronic devices. 

In addition to McGurk’s presentation, students heard from Riverhead police officer Byron Perez, who is also a school resource officer within the district. Perez, a 2003 graduate of Riverhead High School, introduced himself as someone students could speak with regarding any issues they may have. He also discussed cases he has worked on involving cyberbullying and its detrimental consequences.