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AG Recruits Teachers to Combat Cyberbullying




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    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday launched a new Internet safety program aimed at keeping kids out of trouble online.

    She said that Illinois law requires schools to teach kids about the dangers of things like cyberbullying, sexting and online predators and urges them to try to make students think before they post.

    "Part of this training is to get kids to understand what they're doing, the consequences of what they're doing, so we don't end up criminal prosecuting kids who are simply, unfortunately being kids,"

    Her office will be distributing training materials to teachers around the state starting on Tuesday.

    According to the National Crime Prevention Council, more than 43 percent of children -- especially teens -- have been victims of cyberbullying.