CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Surfing the Internet comes with plenty of dangers, but some students are doing their part to make sure other children are safe.
At the Fairview Middle School in Chicopee on Thursday, Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni's Youth Advisory Board did just that.
Local high school students who belong to the board speak to school children about cyber bulling, online predators, and the dangers of social media.
"A lot of kids are affected by this, and it could lead to something dangerous. It could also led to someone losing their life," Youth Advisory Board member Camille Christian said.
Heather Sypek, a member of the board, told 22News that their role is to advise the students "When you are meeting people online, to not give out too much information or show revealing things, and mainly to keep them safer on line."
Board member Matt Iczkowski also said that the idea is to keep students safe.
"Just trying to get the kids to know more about how to be safe online, and what to do if they run into any trouble with online people that they don't really know," he said.
Mastroianni created the Youth Advisory Board two years ago, as a way to keep in touch with some of the issues that young people are facing in western Massachusetts. The board also recognizes the achievements of students.