Hello,

Thanks for visiting our website. We’ve recently established this website to give the residents of Morgan County, Indiana information on how to pay traffic tickets, learn about child support, protect themselves against scams and identity theft and much more.

Our office is open weekdays from 8 am to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. You can always call us at (765)-342-1050.

Best,
Steve Sonnega
Morgan Co. Prosecutor

BECOME A NET-SAVVY PARENT

  • Get to know the apps and web sites your child uses. If you don’t know how to use them, get your child to show you how.

“CHAT” WITH YOUR KIDS

  • Develop an open dialogue so that you can talk with your kids about the benefits and dangers of the Internet.
  • Surf the web with your children and let them show you what interests them.
  • And don’t be afraid to ask your children who they are talking to online and what they are talking about.

AGREE ON A GAME PLAN

  • Develop clear guidelines for internet, computer and phone safety.
    Post them near the family computer as a reminder.
  • Ensure that your kids know to never share personal information on the Internet and that they should tell you about any online activity or contact that makes them uncomfortable.
  • Establish limits for which online sites children may visit.

BE “NOSEY”

  • Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming, photo sharing and using webcams.
  • Get to know your child’s “online friends” just as you try to know their other friends.
  • Know what apps they are using and what those apps do. If the app keeps messaging and photos hidden from you, your child does not need it.
  • If you aren’t sure what an app does, check it out at commonsensemedia.org. There will be a description of the app and reviews by other parents.

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

WiredSafety.org                             SafeKids.com

GetNetWise.org                             NetSmartz

Web Wise Kids                              Common Sense Media

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children