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Are you confused about what your children are doing on line?


by S Lowe 5 THE FM newsonline wattlerangenow

Source: SAPOL

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Are you confused about what your children are doing online? Do you know much about selfies, chatrooms, KiK, Snapchat, and Club Penguin? Do you know what your children are logging on to? Are you worried about ‘online grooming’ but have no idea how to prevent it? If so, Limestone Coast Local Service Area police have an important cybersafety message coming your way later this year.
Grant District Council, with assistance from other councils in the area, and the LSA’s Drug Action Team have secured the services of cybersafety expert Susan McLean to make a series of presentations in the area in August.
From August 11 to 15 Ms McLean will be making presentations to all the high schools in the region as well as presenting special sessions to parents, caregivers, teachers and other service providers.
Among the information provided will be details on popular website for children, what young people do online, online grooming, sexting, misuse of technology, potential dangers and safety tips.
The sessions will be free, with tickets (which will be available closer to the date) to be made available through schools, councils and local police.
We will bring you more information closer to the time – so please share this with your community and stay tuned!

Have you seen Bella?

by S Lowe 5THE FM newsonline wattlerangenow

It has been reported to 5THE FM/wattlerangenow that  circumstances surrounding several dogs that are missing in the area, have possibly been stolen. Owners asked that we issue a warning to people to keep their dogs secure and keep a watchful eye on them.

The photo below is of Bella who was taken from her yard on Sunday.  Please see below for details.




Bella was taken from her yard in the early hours of Sunday morning 27/4/2014 in the vicinity of Fourth Street Millicent. She is a much loved pet and her owner is very upset. Bella is 7 years old, is a female border collie.

If you  have any information about Bella please call the number below.

A reward is offered on her safe return.



Motorists urged to please slow down and drive to weather/road conditions – Police News

by S Lowe 5THE FM newsonline wattlerangenow
Police urge all motorists to think carefully about their driving behaviour as they head off to work, run the kids to school or if they are simply out and about driving following overnight rain.
Water has pooled on the road surface and many gutters are full and over-flowing making driving conditions hazardous.
Roads will be slippery due to rain mixed with dirt and grime and it is vitally important that drivers slow down and drive to those conditions.
Stopping in a hurry is not the same as on a dry road so increase the distance between you and the car in front so as to avoid the rear-end crash.
Please be patient with each other so that everyone can go about their journey crash and injury free.


Source: SAPOL