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A Professional’s Guide to Online Safety for Youth

December 6th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hennepin Square Office Building
2021 E Hennepin Av, Suite 360
Minneapolis, MN 55413

About

Social Media is not going away. As social media adapts and changes, young people are either creating the adaptations or adapting right along with it. Professionals can face a steep learning curve as they attempt to respond to new risks in the lives of the young people they serve. This presentation provides tools to help professionals get on the front end of the problem before they are faced head on with challenging mental health or criminal scenarios. The presentation will detail the risks children are facing and provide case studies, tools, and best practices for professionals working to respond. From exposure to sexual material to online enticement, the spectrum of behavioral concerns and online risks are vast and varied. This presentation will cover the trends in concerning online behaviors while highlighting some promising prevention practices.

Intended Audience

This training is designed for prosecutors, faith leaders, advocates, law enforcement, educators, counselors and youth serving organizations.

Agenda

Time Title
9 – 10:30 a.m. Online trends – Positive and negative
Additional challenges with teen brains and technology
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Prevention opportunities – Importance of policy in spectrum for prevention
Case scenarios for prevention
12 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1 – 2:30 p.m. Victimization dynamics in online crimes
Sexting behavior – Trends, pressures, and prevention
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Online bullying behavior – prevention
Bystander dynamics in online communities

Registration

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  • $99 per registrant
  • If you need to pay by check or P.O. please contact Suzanne Severson (spsevers@gundersenhealth.org or (651) 714-4673 to register. All registrants paying by check will be issued an invoice. Please indicate if you're using a promotional code. Online registration will only accept payment via credit card.
  • There will be a $25.00 processing fee for invoicing of registration costs.
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Cancellation policy
We offer a refund minus a $25 administrative fee for each cancelled registration. We do not offer refunds if you fail to notify us prior to the conference you can't attend. Transfers: Registrations can be transferred to a different conference location for a $15 administrative fee.

Disclaimer
Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center (GNCPTC) reserves the right to cancel or postpone this seminar if minimum registration requirements are not met or as a result of Force Majeure. GNCPTC will make all attempts to notify registrants of cancellation or postponement at the earliest opportunity. GNCPTC is not responsible for any costs incurred by registrants due to cancellation or postponement, including but not limited to airfares and hotels.

Objectives

  • Understand how grooming is used in online exploitation cases with a specific focus on the attention/affection trap.
  • Build awareness of motivation as to why young people are creating and sharing their own sexual images.
  • Learn the different dynamics involved when bullying behavior happens through technology.

Faculty

Alison Feigh

Alison Feigh

Program Manager, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

Contact Information

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:
Suzanne Severson
(651) 714-4673
spsevers@gundersenhealth.org

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