Friday, April 12, 2013

Seminar to focus on talking to teens about technology

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Charlotte Marsch, Director of Marketing and Communications
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Seminar to focus on talking to teens about technology

BOLIVAR, Mo.Learn about current digital threats and missteps most commonly encountered by tweens, teens and 20-somethings in the digital world during a free seminar at 6 p.m. Monday, April 29, in McClelland Dining Facility at Southwest Baptist University.

Jennifer Schiffman, prevention specialist with the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, will host a discussion of how these issues impact students not only now but in the future and the rise in technology-facilitated sexual exploitation of children. Strategies for reaching out to youth on this subject in ways that are meaningful to them will be discussed.

Schiffman has served with the task force for four years in several capacities. She travels statewide speaking to students, educators and civic organizations on the topics of digital defense against cyberbullying, sexting/sextortion, online predators and digital life management skills through self-empowerment techniques.

The seminar is free and open to parents, SBU students and the general public. To get to McClelland Dining Facility, turn left after entering SBU’s front entrance. McClelland is the first building on the left. Parking is available south of the building.

This seminar is sponsored by SBU's Social Work Club. For more information, contact Christine Saladino at (417) 328-1740.

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