Grayson County to offer sexual predator awareness training for parents

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GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) -- The Grayson County District Attorney wants to know: do you know what your kids are doing online?

The DA is partnering with the US Attorney's office to put on a training for parents about keeping kids safe online.

Parents will learn about the trending apps kids are using and what tools are available to safeguard their social media usage against predators.

District Attorney Brett Smith says the training is in response to the growing number of children who fall victim to online predators across the county state and country.

"It's going to bring state and federal prosecutors together, as well as state and federal law enforcement," said Smith. "We're going to have an FBI agent, a representative from the Sherman Police Department, as well at the Texas Rangers and we're going to be teaching parents ways to help prevent their children from becoming victims."

Admission is limited to adults age 18 and older.

The training will happen twice.

The first will be held at the Grayson College Main Campus in the Center for Workplace Learning on Tuesday, January 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

The second will be in the Van Alstyne High School Cafeteria on Thursday, January 17 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.