Internet Safety

     Mrs. Jennifer Joyce, SOL Enrichment teacher at Bonner Middle School, spoke to many of the 7th and 8th grade classes during Internet Safety Week.

     Mrs. Joyce's son was kidnapped by an internet predator when he was thirteen years old. Fortunately, he was reunited with his family two days later. The predator had molested him the entire time, and there was a long recovery process that followed.

     Mrs. Joyce has shared her family's story many times to impress upon young people the dangers of social networking. She states that she wants to spare others from the same experience and wants them to understand that you cannot be too careful when you are on the internet. Giving out personal information and talking to people you do not know can lead to terrible consequences.