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GPD raising awareness on sexting, cyberbullying

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - You may want to think twice before you hit send.

That's the message the Guam Police Department is sending to John F. Kennedy students in presentations about sexting and cyberbullying this week.

According to Detective Carl Cruz, teens are sharing too much information online and often don't consider the short and long term ramifications.

Most recently, the division has been tackling cyberbullying.

"We just found out recently there is a site right now where kids get online and belittle other students from the same school or around the same age bracket," he said. "So we're trying to deter it and educate the students on secondary affects and what happens afterwards."

As for sexting, Cruz warns students that once you press send or share, it's difficult to completely delete anything off the Internet as well as trace the source should there be a need for an investigation.

Before you share anything online or over the phone, he advises teens to consider how appropriate the content is and whether or not they would want their parents or future employers to see that content.

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