The Internet has developed into a valuable informational resource for all of us, especially our children. In fact, all schools nowadays require them to master the power of the Internet for their schoolwork. And yet the Internet also exposes our children to many potential dangers, from online predators to cyberbullying to sexting, even performing illegal activity themselves both knowingly and unknowingly.
ABOUT S.T.O.P. THEN SEND
In response, District Attorney Madeline Singas makes available prosecutors from her office who investigate and prosecute online crimes. These prosecutors routinely speak at schools and other youth groups to warn our children against the dangers posed to them by the Internet and also provide similar information to parent groups as well.
S.T.O.P. Then Send is a 45-minute PowerPoint presentation and includes actual demonstrations of the dangers that currently exist. The children are more captivated by this approach because they can relate better when they are viewing the Internet world they so routinely see every day, and for the parents, it often opens their eyes to a part of the Internet world they rarely, if ever, see.
We are teaching children:
- To recognize predatory behavior to help avoid unwelcome advances.
- That their digital fingerprints can follow them for years to come- many children don’t fully comprehend the ramifications and long-term consequences of their online actions.
- How to avoid cyberbullying
To book a presentation email: Nicole.L'Hommedieu@nassauda.org