In today’s world, social media and online mobile apps are more accessible and popular than ever. Which unfortunately means…it has never been easier for juveniles to engage in dangerous and often illegal online communication activity (particularly from the privacy and safety of their own home).
Specifically, this community outreach presentation will address the following questions:
- Which popular apps are used by teens to engage in inappropriate and risky behavior i.e. sexting, sharing explicit photos, and private communications with unknown individuals?
- What do these apps look like and what are their capabilities?
- How do online predators infiltrate these popular apps to target and exploit children/teens?
Additionally, a live demonstration will be conducted to show parents how quick and easy it is for a juvenile to be targeted by aggressive online predators on these apps.
Individuals who attend this session will be provided the necessary information and resources to help create and maintain a safe online environment for their kids.
This topic is being presented by Special Agent Jed Roffers Wisconsin Department of Justice (WI DOJ) – Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Special Agent Roffers is currently a member of the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which primarily focuses on the investigation of sexual crimes committed against children, which are primarily facilitated through the use of computers and/or the Internet.