In an effort to create community awareness and provide helpful tips to the public, ULM’s College of Education and Human Development will hold an Internet Safety Conference Friday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Strauss Hall, room 148 (the auditorium).
The College is partnering with IT specialists and government agencies to provide information about techniques that can be used to protect individuals from Internet predators. Educators, parents, community leaders, and any concerned citizen will gain information and learn tools to use the Internet responsibly, while making it safer for children.
As technology continues to advance, the Internet becomes more accessible to the public, especially to children at home and in school. Exploitation of children on the Internet happens often and can be expected to grow in occurrence despite aggressive law enforcement action. According to the National Education Technology Plan for the U.S. Department of Education, “The technology that has so dramatically changed the world outside our schools is now changing the learning and teaching environment within them.”
The following seminars are scheduled:
- “Safety for the User: Tips and Strategies for Staying Safe Online” (Danny Hutton, ULM technology specialist, from 9 – 10 a.m.)
- “Internet Safety in the Schools” (IT coordinators from Region 8 school districts, from 10 – 11 a.m.)
- “Internet Safety Education Initiative” (Patti Kintzing, Northeast regional director for Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, from 11 a.m. – noon)
- “Protecting Your Family from Internet Predators: The Role of the Legal System” (Luke Walker, Assistant U.S. Attorney, from 1 – 4 p.m.)
This conference is free and open to the public. There will be an opportunity to earn six C.L.U. hours.
If interested in attending, fill out the online form at: http://ed2.education.ulm.edu/conference
You may also contact Thilla Sivakumaran at (318) 342-1270 or email at email@example.com