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Posted on Jul, 16 2009

Programs sponsored by NDSU and IdeaOne Telecom

North Dakota State University Distance and Continuing Education (DCE) and IdeaOne Telecom will offer "Technology Safety for Families" seminar on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the NDSU Festival Concert Hall. This seminar is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required due to limited seating.

There are an estimated 15 million Internet users under the age of 18, which makes it impossible to deny that the Internet has changed the social life of children and families. Rick Anderson, featured speaker, will explore and demonstrate different technologies available to families today. With these new technologies come disturbing trends amongst teens known as cyberbullying and sexting. Anderson will provide insight into what these trends are and how they are harmful. This seminar will offer tips for safety in technology as well as information on filtering, blocking and monitoring software that can help keep your kids safe.

Rick Anderson is a founding partner of Internet Safety Consulting, LLC. and currently serves as Training Coordinator of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) - Undercover Investigations Course. The ICAC is part of a national program funded by the Department of Justice that investigates crimes against children. Anderson was previously the Commander of the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

In conjunction with this event, NDSU DCE will offer a professional training day titled "Internet Safety in Schools: How technology is changing our schools and students" on Thursday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

Featured speakers of the professional day include Rick Anderson, Jennifer Garaas Ph.D., and Andrew Mara Ph.D. Topics include: Internet Safety for Schools; Cyber Violations: Psychological and Legal Consequences & Prevention; and Text, Texting & Academic Success. Graduate professional development credit (pending) and continuing education units (CEU?s) will be made available.

For more information or to register for either event contact Lisa McNamara at 701-231-7015 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).