The following announcement is from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department:
Sheriff David Beth would like to announce that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is releasing “Computer Cop” free to the public in Kenosha County. This is an Internet Safety Initiative for parents. The internet is a dangerous place for our children to travel. Predators are looking for children to stalk on line, every minute of every day. Inappropriate sites and pictures sometimes appear on our screens at home with little notice of what content will follow. Sheriff Beth recognizes that parents need a hand keeping up with their children and the people who might want to harm them on the internet. Sheriff Beth said, “I was in Kenosha’s schools for ten years as a DARE officer teaching our children to be alert and safe, giving them the tools to keep themselves safe.” Today Sheriff Beth is giving parents a tool to help their children with the changing world around us. Computer Cop is a program on a CD that parents can place in their computer to monitor all activity that occurs on the computer 24 hours a day. The program will catch key words, photographs and even codes or abbreviations used by our children and predators that we as parents don’t always understand. Parents can even personalize the program to recognize names and key words or phrases that may be of particular importance to your household. The CD’s are free to anyone who lives in Kenosha County. They can be picked up at the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department (Public Safety Building) at 1000 55th St., Kenosha. St. The discs can be shared by family, friends or entire neighborhoods. Equipping parents to protect their children is the goal of this initiative.