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Internet, child safety focus of AG visit to Pocahontas school

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge visits with children at Alma Spikes Elementary School in Pocahontas. (Source: Judd P. Deere) Attorney General Leslie Rutledge visits with children at Alma Spikes Elementary School in Pocahontas. (Source: Judd P. Deere)
Rutledge also spoke with teachers and parents about child safety. (Source: Judd P. Deere) Rutledge also spoke with teachers and parents about child safety. (Source: Judd P. Deere)
The parent/teacher child safety booths provide information on child internet safety through coloring books, parent guides and more. (Source: Judd P. Deere) The parent/teacher child safety booths provide information on child internet safety through coloring books, parent guides and more. (Source: Judd P. Deere)
POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) -

While Governor Asa Hutchinson toured the Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center at Jonesboro High School on Monday, the kids at Alma Spikes Elementary School in Pocahontas hosted another visitor from Little Rock.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge visited the school to discuss with parents, teachers and administrators the resources her office has to offer at its new parent/teacher child safety booth.

The booths provide a variety of safety items from the AG’s office, including coloring books and stickers to guide young children through safety tips; teen cards; parent guides and internet safety materials.

The booth is part of what her office calls Rutledge Resources Days.

The attorney general’s staff visits a county for a day to hold a mobile office, conducts Digital You presentations to various groups and holds parent/teacher child safety booths.

“These parent/teacher child safety booths will be set up in elementary schools and public libraries all over the state in the months ahead to help provide parents and teachers with the tools to have important conversations with children about internet safety, avoiding dangerous situations and much more,” Rutledge said in a news release.

The Digital You program teaches seniors and older adults who are digital newcomers tips and tricks to recognize online scams and keep private information secure.

The program also provides parents information about managing device usage and handling issues like cyberbullying.

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