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Dangers facing children in a high tech world


An early April snowstorm didn't stop a group of Northeast Nebraska parents learning of the dangers facing their children in today's technological world.

The Northeast Nebraska Child Advocacy Center held a presentation for parents in Norfolk Thursday night.

The presentation talked about ways kids are being sexually abused and bullied through online gaming sites, text messaging, and social media.

They say one way parents can do their part to stop it is by monitoring their child's activity on their cell phone.

"What is happening now is children will go into their bedrooms and will spend hours on their cell phones. The thing is that is your opportunity as a parent to check the phone and see who is communicating with my child," said Jim Holler, Retired Officer.

The Northeast Nebraska Child Advocacy Center says their office sees anywhere between 300 to 350 kids a year, with a majority of the cases being related to sexual abuse.

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