Connecticut has announced a new program aimed at helping schoolchildren protect themselves against online predators.

"Play It Safe Online" targets fifth-graders and teaches them appropriate use of the internet and how to protect themselves against online crime, officials said.

Police officers and other officials in 10 towns have been trained to teach the one-hour curriculum to middle-school students. The towns are Beacon Falls, Derby, Glastonbury, Meriden, Milford, Newtown, North Haven, Prospect, South


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