Cyber Weapons & Internet Safety: Protecting Our Children in the Digital World

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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The Internet has drastically changed the way our children interact with the world. It provides them with seemingly infinite opportunities to discover new things, ways to express themselves, the ability to communicate globally and to make new connections with just the click of a button. Yet along with offering rapidly emerging and fascinating ways to connect with the world, technology also brings new risks. This presentation will explore techniques for monitoring child Internet activities as well as the unique threats that exist while using computers, mobile devices and the Internet: popular social media applications; sexual predators and child sexual exploitation; the dangers of public Wi-Fi; cyberbullying; online impersonation; pornography; sexting and other high-risk behaviors.