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Friday, November 8, 2019

Local Police Educate the Public on Crime Prevention Week

Shelburne | by Jill Young  
Shelburne Police spoke to students about sexting, and new cannabis laws.

Shelburne Police have had a busy Crime Prevention Week.

In order to provide some public education to help prevent crime, they have been out and about in the community recently.

Officers conducted 9 presentations at Centre Dufferin District High School for students on two important topics for youth, Sexting, and the New Cannabis Laws.

They warned students about the dangers of taking intimate photos of themselves and sending them to friends or boyfriends and girlfriends. 

They told the students that once a photo is sent - it can quickly be distributed beyond the intended recipients, and can resurface years later.  

Anyone in possession of an intimate photo of a person under the age of 18 could be considered in possession of child pornography.

The New Cannabis Laws presentation focused on how the legalization of marijuana effects youth, and that the rules for youth are different than for those 19 years and older.  Anyone under the age of 19 cannot cultivate, harvest, possess, consume, be under the influence of, purchase or attempt to purchase, or distribute any form of cannabis.

Sergeant Paul Neumann says crime prevention is a key responsibility of police services in Ontario. 

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