Douglas County parents learning of cyber-threats to children

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We've all heard about the potential dangers our children face online.

Now, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office is holding a series of "parent boot camps" to give parents some tough lessons about the cyber world their children live in.

At the first meeting Tuesday night, deputies showed parents how online predators can obtain their child's username and eventually learn their real name, phone number, address and even school.

They also told parents their average sexting case involves 13-year-olds, and they've had cases of children as young as nine years old sexting.

A “boot camp” is scheduled for Thursday night at the Highlands Ranch substation, starting at 6:30 p.m.