School officials and law enforcement come together to help parents keep students safe online

HOLDEN, Maine (WABI) - Working together to keep students safe,that's what parents, police and school officials discussed at Holbrook Middle School Thursday night.

Hosted by the school, parents heard from members of the Holden Police Department, Penobscot County Sheriff's Office and a Defensive Cyber Operations team member in the Maine Army National Guard.

According to their research Maine is the 4th worst state per capita for cyberbullying.

Discussions focused on that, social networking, sexting, and tips for protecting your child online.

Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley says, "Together we kind of collectively provide information that would be of value to people that have kids and for parents to know that they may not be aware of things as simple as good passwords, good security and good awareness of what your kids are doing."

Jaime Pangburn, a parent, says, "When I grew up we didn't use technology the way they do now, it wasn't like an intricate part of our lives and I just need to get educated on how they're using, why they're using it and how I can protect my kids from it."

School officials and police remind parents and community members to never be afraid to call.

If you see something, say something.