The Grayson County District Attorney’s Office will host two sexual predator awareness seminars in the coming days as part of an effort to educate the public about the exploitation and vulnerability of children online.


In conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Texas, the programs will be held on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Grayson College’s Center for Workplace Learning in Denison and on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Van Alstyne High School cafeteria. Speakers will include state and federal prosecutors, as well as representatives from the FBI, Texas Rangers and Sherman Police Department. Topics of discussion will focus on tips for keeping children safe online and popular smartphone messaging apps used by children and teens.


“I think the average parent doesn’t have a clue what’s really out there online,” Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith said. “Take the opportunity to educate yourself.”


Advanced registration is not required and there is no cost to attend the programs, but participants must be 18 years of age or older. Grayson College is located at 6101 Grayson Drive in Denison. Van Alstyne High School is located 1722 N. Waco Street in Van Alstyne. For additional information, call Sheri Williams of the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office at 903-813-4361.