Cyber safety was at the forefront of a presentation for McGuire College students last week.

Shepparton police Leading Senior Constable Dean Lloyd and Word and Mouth project manager Jim Gow were at the school, talking to years 7, 8 and 9 students about the importance of digital safety.

‘‘The tour covers a number of different things including digital shadow and digital footprint, ethics, sexting and pictures,’’ Mr Gow said.

‘‘It’s about awareness and being aware that there are some predators in the online world … the unfortunate reality of it all.’’

The pair spoke to students at a number of secondary and primary schools in the area in a bid to raise awareness of the dangers faced by young people online.

Mr Gow said he believed students were more vulnerable to online threats these days because they had grown up with the internet.

– Liz Mellino

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