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LIVONIA (WWJ) – The State Attorney General’s office is holding the first in a series of classes devoted to Internet safety and children.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told WWJ Newsradio 950 it’s an issue parents should take seriously.

“We have a core group of dedicated folks that work in communities, schools and educational sessions like the one tonight in Livonia to help parents steer and traffic through the maze of the problems and dangerous associated with the Internet in today’s age,” Schuette said.

One statistic: the usual sex crime scenario doesn’t involve a molester posing as a teenager online. Barely five percent of offenders hid the fact that they were adults.

Schuette offered some quick tips to parents.

“Have computers in open view. Don’t put it in a corner of a room or a bedroom. And work and communicate with your kids in terms of what are they doing, what’s online. Have rules and enforce them,” he said.

The program is being held at Livonia’s Civil Center Library Auditorium on Five Mile Road. Wednesday’s class runs from 7-9 p.m.

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