Advocate for children offers advice in light of Nicewarner allegations

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HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - In light of the allegations against Josh Nicewarner, an advocate for children says this is an opportunity for parents to speak candidly with their children about sexual misconduct.

Nicewarner, the high school football coach at Bridgeport High School and a teacher at Liberty High School, is serving a suspension without pay after he was arrested last week, accused of sending a sexually inappropriate video to a 14-year-old female student.

He is charged with two felony counts of soliciting a minor via a computer and the use of obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor.

Dr. Laura Capage, executive director of the Monongalia County Advocacy Center, says parents should be open and honest with their children. She offers the following advice:

-Start the conversation at a young age, from the time they're infants

-Teach them the importance of saying 'no' when they may feel uncomfortable or uneasy in a situation

-Monitor their social media and online activity

-For young children and teenagers: Don't send images online that you wouldn't want your parents to see

You can hear the rest of her tips in the video above.