Last evening, Sergeant Morgan visited VVS Cub Scouts for an internet satey talk at the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School.

The internet is a great resource, but unfortunately it comes with risks, like inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and online predators.

Basic guidelines to share with kids for safe online use:

* Follow the family rules, and those set by the Internet service provider.

* Never post or trade personal pictures.

* Never reveal personal information, such as address, phone number, or school name or location.

* Use only a screen name and don't share passwords (other than with parents).

* Never agree to get together in person with anyone met online without parent approval and/or supervision.

* Never send or respond to a threatening email, message, post, or text.

* Always tell a parent or other trusted adult about any communication or conversation that was scary or hurtful.