CANON CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – It has been almost a year since a sexting scandal at Canon City High School in which students were found to be taking and sharing nude photos through secret apps.

A group is now taking action in an effort to avoid something like it from happening again.

Canon City High School (credit: CBS)

Canon City High School (credit: CBS)

The Digital Citizenship Group is educating parents about some of the dangerous aspects of technology. The group is made up of teachers, parents and grandparents.

They worked with students to create educational pamphlets which will be handed out to parents.

Canon City High School (credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“One of the big things we’re focusing on is teaching parents how many apps are out there. There’s 1.2 billion apps in the App Store. There’s 20,000 to 30,000 new apps a week,” said Paula Buser, the school’s director of support services. “They were amazed that there’s that many apps out there and how kids can download and use without them knowing it.”

Read more about the effort on the website of CBS4 partner KKTV.


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