Mich. attorney general promotes computer safety to young people

LIVONIA (AP) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has returned to school to give a talk about computer safety.

Schuette visited a class Wednesday at Holmes Middle School in Livonia near Detroit. It's part of a cyber-safety program started in 2007 by his predecessor, Mike Cox.

Schuette says kids need tools to recognize and avoid predators on the Internet. Representatives from the attorney general's office are available to talk to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The sessions are tailored to the ages of the students.

Schuette has updated the program to include information about bullies on the Internet and the transfer of sexually explicit photos on wireless phones. There's also information available for parents and educators who want to discuss the issues in their own forums.

Published: Fri, Sep 9, 2011