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Saint Joseph students get lesson in cybercrimes

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Schools all over Michiana are taking advantage of technology in the classrooms. Students and teachers say there are many perks, but there are also some downfalls.

Saint Joseph High School is one of many schools that distributes laptops to students. Because of that access, the school is taking precautions to make sure the privilege isn't abused.

Cybercrime investigator, Eric Tamashasky says, "A lot of it is talking with the kids, being aware of what apps are on their phones or on their tablets or computer."

Wednesday, Tamashasky spoke with students to address how they can keep from being victims of cybercrime. "The power of the internet, when it's harnessed toward hurting somebody or causing somebody pain or frustration or embarrassment is much more dangerous."

His program covers everything from protecting your identity--to cyber bullying. "Cyber bullying is a much worse problem than simply bullying, when I was a kid, bullying took place from 8-3:30. When the last bell rang, that's when bullying ended."

With computers and phones at students' fingertips, he says bullying is harder to escape. "Cyber bullying for you is pervasive, it never goes away."

Students say the program was eye-opening. "There's so many different ways to be harmed and I never really put that all together when on my Instagram or on Twitter or Pinterest," says Kayli Torres.

"I'll be more cautious of everything and not give my passwords to other people and making sure my stuff is private," says Shea Christensen.

And some say they may even change their behaviors to be more careful. "I'll really take into consideration the actual responsibility I have being on the internet," says Torres.

Students aren't off the hook when school lets out at the end of the day. Saint Joseph High School has a program that filters inappropriate activity on the school issued laptops, even after school hours.

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