Keeping family members, including kids, safe while using the Internet and other technology is the focus of a public presentation early next month in Trenton.
It will be held May 6th at 6 o'clock in the evening at the Ketcham Community Center on the North Central Missouri College campus. Admission is free.
Detective Andy Anderson of the Boone County Sheriffâ€™s Department will be the lead instructor. He's the coordinator of their Cyber Crimes Task Force.
Those planning the event say it'll include an overview of the most typical crimes perpetrated against minors and children over the Internet. Discussion is expected to include some of the most common sites where kids can be victimized and some of the challenges law enforcement faces. While discussing technology, presenters also plan to review some of the challenges cell phones and hand held devices present to parents and to law enforcement. In addition, discussion is expected about pornography on the Internet including child pornography in the U-S and Missouri.
Other topics include Sexting and Cyber bullying; child enticement; and how these crimes relate to social media. Also to be offered are steps parents should take when allowing their children to use the technology plus preventive measures to help keep children and families safe from Internet predators.
The presentation, expected to last about two hours the night of May 6th, is sponsored by the Green Hills Citizens Advisory Board â€“ Probation & Parole in cooperation with the Trenton Police Department and the Grundy County Sheriffâ€™s Department.