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Students receive message about staying safe online

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CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

In recent years, cell phones and the Internet have created new dangers for teenagers. So, on Thursday morning, the students at Sumner Junior High School in Clinton received a lesson in what not to do when using the web and their cell phones.

Leah Campbell from the Attorney General's office presented information about sexting and cyber-bullying. She hoped to get the message across that online and cell phone actions have permanent consequences. 

Sumner Hill principal, Austin Brown says the school doesn't have a big bullying problem, but they do enforce their bullying policy when necessary.

"From the school standpoint, we obviously speak with both parties" said Brown. "We have a written policy where if needed we would involve the parents which is a very important piece to this as well, getting parents involved so they're aware of what's going on," said Brown.

If students are afraid to tell their school about a bullying incident, they can go onto the website fearstopshere.com and connect with someone from the Mississippi Department of Education. 

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