Cyberbullying expert to provide free info at EHS

An expert on the issues of sexting and cyberbullying will speak at Elkins High School at 6 p.m. today.

Jim Holler, a retired police chief, will present the program “Sexting and Cyberbullying: Understand the Risks” during the free event.

“Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones,” Holler said in a press release.

“Teenagers involved in sexting explicit photographs of themselves to their peers have been charged with distribution of child pornography, while those who have received the images have been charged with possession of child pornography,” Holler said.

The program is being presented by the Randolph/Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center in partnership with Youth Health Service. For questions, call 304-630-2214.

The event has been funded by Sisters of Saint Joseph Health and Wellness Foundation of Wheeling, the Randolph/Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center, the Tucker County Family Resource Network and the Randolph County Family Resource Network.