While technology creates convenience in our lives and helps parents keep in touch with their kids, danger can lurk in the files contained on cell phones and computers.
What kids may view as an innocent photo can morph very quickly into life-altering evidence.
The St. Charles Public Library presents "Worries of the World Wide Web" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the library's Carnegie Community Room, 1 S. Sixth Ave.
Kane County Judges Clint Hull and Elizabeth Flood will addresses the social and legal consequences of this potentially criminal conduct with a goal of increasing awareness of what is cyber bullying, harassment, and sexting is and how it may impact the lives of those students who participate in it.
Hull is a Circuit Judge assigned to the Juvenile Division. Flood is an Associate Judge with the Family Division. Both are also St. Charles Unit District 303 graduates and members of the District 303 Distinguished Alumni.
This program was created to address the increasing problem of cyber bullying, electronic harassment, and sexting/pornography, and will discuss the legal and non-legal consequences of being charged with a crime. Judges Hull and Flood, along with other Kane County Judges, have been presenting the program throughout Kane County to both students and their parents for the past four years.
In 2016-17, the Illinois Judges Association worked with Judge Hull and Judge Susan Boles to expand the program statewide. The first training session for the program was conducted in January of 2017 where over 70 judges were trained to give this presentation.
Parents and students are welcome to attend. For more information or to register for the program, call the library at (630) 584-0076, ext. 1.