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Experts Encourage Parents to Be Active in Monitoring Kids Online Activity

Last week on Regional Radio, we highlighted Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month for February, and today, we hear from experts on parental involvement and its role in keeping kids safe online.


Monticello Police Chief Rob Bross implores parents to keep track of kids' online activities. He points to a recent situation they encountered where there was a good line of communication between parent and child and kept something bad from happening to a young person.



Director of Services at Willow Tree Missions in Piatt County, Andrea Kocher encourages youth who may find themselves in a tough spot because of a decision they made online to seek help with an adult they trust. She says this also applies to an abusive relationship a teen may find themselves in. 



You can find help through Willow Tree Missions by calling 217-762-2350 or visiting willowtreemissions.org. They also have offices at 100 East Washington Street in downtown Monticello. 

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