Attorney General Hood speaks at 70th Girls State

Attorney General Hood speaks at 70th Girls State
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood speaks at the 70th annual Girls State Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Mississippi's chief law enforcement officer visited the 70th annual Girls State being held at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Attorney General Jim Hood spoke to delegates Tuesday afternoon about issues like cyber bullying, human trafficking and being careful about what you post on social media.

"I talk to them about child pornography, sending nude pictures, about trying to get a job, things they post on their social network, so it's something that's interesting to them," Hood said.

Girls State is a leadership program for young women who will be seniors in high school.

It is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Hood also talked about the recent rash of school shootings.

"That's something that me growing up, I never fathomed that something like that would happen in my school," Hood said. "So, you have to provide them with assurances and two, encourage them to report things that they see on social media and as well, at school, any kind of threats, it's their job to help police it."

This was Hood's 15th speech at Girls State as Attorney General.

He spoke at Boys State at the University of Mississippi last week.

Girls State wraps up Friday.