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Youth Worker Cafe: LaPorte County - "Growing Up in a Cyber World: Privacy, Predators and Provocative Situations"

August 24, 2018

12:00pm - 2:00pm (Eastern)

11:00am - 1:00pm (Central)

Location

LaPorte County Complex - Meeting Room 2

Address

809 State St, La Porte, IN 46350

Description

We live in a digital age where kids spend a lot of time online using social media, researching, shopping and more. While technology can be a powerful aspect in education, healthcare and communication, internet crimes against children and online bullying are increasing concerns.

Children are being targeted by online predators at an alarming rate. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, over 27 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been made to the CyberTipline between 1998 and 2017.  

This lunch presentation and discussion will help attendees understand: 

  • the potential criminal charges that can arise from sexting and other promiscuous online activity; 
  • how predators use popular applications to target and groom children, causing them to fall victim to online sexual exploitation; and
  • how privacy is actually very limited online and how your personal information can be vulnerable. 

Speaker: Kristen Wozniak, Internet Crimes Against Children Unit Administrator, LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office  

Community PartnersLaPorte County Circuit Court, Michigan City Schools - Safe Harbor

IYI Related Resources: Technology and Teens or Healthy Relationships and Social Skills Subject Guides; Teen Relationships Issue Brief

Connect: You are invited to bring your business cards and program or resource information to share. Please also feel free to stay after for additional networking time.