Rusk County Library hosting classes to inform parents, teens about sexting

Rusk County Library hosting classes to inform parents, teens about sexting
Source: Facebook

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Rusk County Library will be hosting two seminars for parents and teens on the dangers of sexting on March 26 and 27.

The Rusk County Sheriff's Office posted a flyer for the classes on its Facebook page.

"On Monday, March 26 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Rusk County library (downtown Henderson), we will be teaching a class on what parents need to know on sexting," the Facebook post states. "We have a big problem with this here in Rusk County and want the meeting to be informative, so parents will know what to look for and to understand what is going on right under their noses!"

The Rusk County Library will also host a class for teens on at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27.

Pam Hardy, the circulation supervisor for the library, said the guest speaker for both classes will be Sgt. David Roberts with the Rusk County Sheriff's Office.

"We will be talking to the kids about sexting and the laws and the consequences for doing it," the Facebook post states. "Everyone is invited, and I look forward to answering your questions.

Hardy said the class on Tuesday, March 27 will be geared toward pre-teens and teens. She said that some teens are exposed to some form of sexting as early as the age of 10.

"We want to inform people about the fact that it's going on and tell them, 'Here's what you can do to prevent it,' and 'Here are the consequences,'" Hardy said.
The Rusk Library is located at 106 East Main Street in Henderson.

Both classes will be free.

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