Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Attorney General Employee’s educate children, parents, and community members about the consequences of digital communication

February 21, 2018

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office is exploring potential partnerships with local community justice centers to educate children, parents, and community members about the consequences of  text messaging.  Detective Matthew Raymond, Commander of Vermont’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and Assistant Attorney General Evan Meenan gave a presentation to the Montpelier Community Justice Center’s restorative justice panel volunteers to educate them on this issue and help inform their work with teenagers who are referred to the center after distributing nude photographs of themselves and their peers.  The Attorney General’s Office plans on working with the center to present this same material to students and educators at local high schools.   “Text messaging and digitally communicating with their piers can have serious emotional, social, professional, and criminal repercussions,” says Attorney General TJ Donovan.  “We need to educate our teens to make sure they are making smart choices and that is why it is important for my office to build partnerships like the one we are developing with the Montpelier Community Justice Center.”

Last modified: March 19, 2018