A Parent’s Cheat Sheet to Cyber Safety: Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office

A Parent’s Cheat Sheet to Cyber Safety: Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office


twitter: @BCPONJ


Tips & Info: 201-226-5532

Gurbir S. Grewal; Acting Bergen County Prosecutor

Basic Risks & Dangers

*Harassment and bullying episodes online and on Apps.

*Sexually explicit material and inappropriate contact with strangers AND real friends.

*Viruses, hackers and loss of personally identifiable info.

How to Reduce Online Risks

*Know your child’s accounts, the usernames and the passwords.

*Spot check online activity.

*Implement parental controls and privacy settings on each App.

*If an Apple device, add your child to the “family” iCloud:

-Location Services: see where your child’s Apple device is.

-See child’s App downloads.

-Access to child’s photos and stored content.

Discussion with Children

*Avoid talking to and sharing “pics”/”vids” with random online contacts.

*Never send pic/vids that are inappropriate. Ever.

*Don’t  engage in hateful, hurtful or alarming speech online.

*Think BEFORE you post! Words, pics and vids are permanent despite “deleting” them afterwards and despite any perception to the contrary.

*Never share passwords with anyone except parent/guardian; not even close friends.

*Use privacy settings; keep personal information limited especially posts/info visible to online acquaintances/strangers.

Report Suspicious Activity

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office assists local police with cyber crime investigations. Promptly notify your local police. Save/screenshot pertinent material. Do not warn or threaten someone online about going to the police. Just report their behavior without delay!


The mission of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is to commit its resources, in partnership with the law enforcement community and citizens of Bergen County, to promote a safe and secure environment for the residents of Bergen County while maintaining the highest law enforcement standards. The members of this office will effectively and efficiently investigate and prosecute criminal offenders, fairly, impartially and justly. We will ensure and respect the rights of individual victims of crime.

In addition to it own proactive investigations, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office maintains specialized squads that are available to assist the municipal departments in the investigation of crimes calling for increased personnel, specialized equipment, technical know-how or highly specialized training. Such crimes include arson, homicide, sex crimes, drug trafficking, traditional organized crime, domestic violence, insurance fraud and most recently, computer crimes. These squads give each municipality in Bergen County the ability to bring additional resources to bear when presented with particularly challenging cases or particularly dangerous offenders.

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor:  Gurbir S. Grewal

Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office-Cyber Crimes Unit

Tips & Information: (201) 226-5532/ Online: http://www.BCPO.net

Disclaimer: This information was taken from the pamphlet supplied by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office-Cyber Crime Unit. Please call the above number or email them for more information.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to A Parent’s Cheat Sheet to Cyber Safety: Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call or email their office for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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