Minot Police teach community about Internet safety

MINOT, N.D.- Minot Police are getting behind the community to teach them tips on how to stay safe when surfing the web.

Officer Aaron Moss says with the Internet being a bigger part of people's everyday lives, criminals are using it to commit cyber-crimes.

The workshop is aimed to help users navigate the Internet safely, and help people stay safe while using social media.

Not only is the presentation designed to help keep kids safe, but also adults who don't have much experience online.

The event is open to the public at the Minot Public Library, starting at 7:00 p.m. Monday night.

“The best crime is the one that we don't have to respond to and I think when we work together as a community, law enforcement and other members of the community--other partners in the community to address recognize and prevent crimes, that's better for everyone involved,” said crime prevention officer Aaron Moss.

If you are unable to attend but still want to learn more, the Minot Police Department provides programs free of charge.