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1 Valley View High School Freshman Orientation Legal and Safety Awareness German Township Police

2 Topics The Cyber World Bullying Teen Driving and the Law Teen Alcohol Use and the Law Parental Rights

3 Things were a bit different in our day…

4 Things have changed…

5 The Cyber World “Technology is a wonderful thing…” The Computer, The Cell Phone, The Text Message “Oh my….”

6 The Cyber World Social Media – A wonderful way to keep abreast of the mundane lives of others. Social Media Websites – My Space – Facebook – The Next Big Thing? Who knows.

7 The Cyber World You are the parent. You are in control. – If your son or daughter does not believe this, show them. Turn off the internet Password the computer Turn off the power

8 The Cyber World The world of today is nothing like it was for us. Sexting – In 2010, a study found that 20 percent of teenagers (22 percent of girls and 18 percent of boys) sent naked or seminude images of themselves or posted them online.

9 The Cyber Wrold Sexting – German Township has prosecuted juveniles who have violated the law when they have had photographs and videos of a sexual nature on their phones. – Juveniles found guilty have to relinquish their phones to the juvenile court during a probationary period and attend classes. During the probationary period, they can not be in possession of a phone.

10 Bullying What is bullying – The most common definition is “a repeated oppression, psychological or physical, of a less powerful person by a more powerful person or group of persons.” – Bullying takes many different forms including physical threats or violence; name-calling and teasing; ostracism; and social attacks on someone’s reputation.

11 Bullying Humans are creatures of habit. In a stressful situation, people of any age are more likely to do what they’ve practiced than what they’ve been told. If you feel that your child is being bullied, contact the school and speak with Mr. Misenko.

12 Bullying in the Cyber World Does it occur? Yes. How? – Through Facebook. – Through My Space. – Through Text Messages

13 Bullying in the Cyber World Remember, all children will try to get away with anything at least once, especially when they are learning their boundaries. Some go so far as to show you one nice polite page that they claim is their account, and have a second account with all the nasty stuff on it.

14 Bullying in Ohio In February 2012, Governor Kasich signed into law the Jessica Logan Act. – It covers texting. – It provided School Districts with guidelines for revising Bullying policies.

15 New Drivers Temporary Instruction Permit – Available to those who are at least 15 years 6 months old – A parent or legal guardian must co-sign the temporary permit application. For more information regarding how to obtain a Temporary Instruction Permit visit:

16 New Drivers Under 17 years of age: – Not permitted to operate a motor vehicle with more than one person who is not a family member unless accompanied by the license holders parent, guardian, or legal custodian. – Are prohibited from driving between the hours of midnight and 6am unless accompanied by the license holders parent, guardian, or legal custodian.

17 New Drivers Under 17 years of age : – If found guilty of a moving violation within the first 6 months of having an operator’s license, may be required to have a parent, guardian, or legal custodian with them during the next 6 months or until they are 17 years of age.

18 New Drivers Between 17 and 18 years of age: – Are restricted to drive between the hours of 1am and 5 am unless accompanied by a parent, guardian, or legal custodian with the following exceptions: An emergency situation. Driving to or from a school activity. Driving to or from work (with written documentation from the employer).

19 Pickup Trucks Restrictions on riding in the cargo areas: – 16 years of age or older can ride in the bed of a pickup truck. – Under 16 years of age or younger can ride in the bed of a pickup truck if: The vehicle is being driven less than 25 mph, or The person is seated in an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) seating position, or It is an emergency. Not applicable to trucks with covered cargo areas.

20 Driving in the Cyber World Texting and Driving Legislation effective August 30, 2012: – Over 18 years of age it is a secondary offense. Fine: $150 to $300 and possible license suspension. – Under 18 years of age it is a primary offense. Fine: About the same, but possible license suspension on the first offense.

21 Keg Law Section of the Ohio Revised Code also known as the Keg Law: – Holds individuals responsible for underage drinking on property under their control. Violations: – A first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a $ fine. – Also, property owners may be held liable in the event that an underage person is involved in a alcohol-related traffic crash.

22 ORC Section No person who is the owner or occupant of any public or private place shall knowingly allow any underage person to remain in or on the place while possessing or consuming beer or intoxicating liquor, unless the intoxicating liquor or beer is given to the person possessing or consuming it by that person’s parent, spouse who is not an underage person, or legal guardian and the parent, spouse who is not an underage person, or legal guardian is present at the time of the person’s possession or consumption of the beer or intoxicating liquor.

23 Parental Rights The Definition of Delinquent Juveniles: – Any child, except a juvenile traffic offender, who violates any law of this state or the United States, or any ordinance of a political subdivision of the state, that would be an offense if committed by an adult; – Any child who violates any lawful order of the court – Any child who is a habitual truant and who previously has been adjudicated an unruly child for being a habitual truant – Any child who is a chronic truant.

24 What you are not responsible for: Making sure your child is always happy. Getting the approval of others. Doing for your children what they are capable of doing themselves.

25 What you are responsible for: Making tough decisions that involve your child’s future and may not be popular with your child or their friends. Teaching your child to function independently. Holding them accountable. To do your best.

26 Parental Rights You are the parent. You make the decisions. You have the power. You know your child best. The school and law enforcement will help you guide your child through these transitional years from child to adult, but we can’t help if you don’t tell us there is a problem.


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