Retired police detective Richard Wistocki speaks to H-F students on Friday, Dec. 7, about the perils of the perils of the social media world, how to avoid them and what to do when encountering bad people. (Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
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H-F students get social media safety tips from retired detective

Retired police detective Richard Wistocki spoke to student assemblies at Homewood-Flossmoor High School on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, discussing the potential dangers of social media, especially when encountering people looking to take advantage of them. Wistocki talked on one of the biggest dangers teens face, "sextortion," the threat to use sexual images of young people to exploit them.

Winter events

FRIDAY, DEC. 9

SATURDAY, DEC. 10

  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.

 

 

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