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 May 3rd, 2012  
St. Lucie County Sheriff's internet crimes detectives will have a booth at Friday Fest for the public to learn how to protect their children from web-based predators, according to Sheriff Mascara
 
Members of the public who attend Friday Fest in downtown Fort Pierce Friday will be able to learn how to protect their children from internet-based sexual predators, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara

"Our detectives who investigate these crimes will staff a booth at Friday Fest," Sheriff Mascara said. "These detectives will explain steps parents can take to keep their children safe on the internet."

Sheriff Mascara said the deputies would also have information on the "Take 25" program, a child safety campaign created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

"Take 25 raises awareness of the issues surrounding missing and exploited children," Sheriff Mascara said. "This program encourages parents, educators and others to take 25 minutes to talk to children about safety." The program includes safety tips, conversation starters, and other tools for parents.

"The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office works hard to protect children from the dangers of web-based predators, and we want to help parents educate themselves about how to protect their children," Sheriff Mascara said.

More information is available at:

www.take25.org

and

www.missingkids.com

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