There is no doubt we now live in an “Internet Age.” At the click of a mouse, you can e-mail hundreds of people simultaneously, buy that long-desired vintage automobile, or create a personal profile to share with the world. With unlimited opportunities, cyberspace may well have become the new “final frontier.” How best can we explore this frontier? How can we minimize risk and maximize safety? How can we help students be secure in their Internet activities? These are important questions, and we invite you and your students to participate in this important discussion over videoconference with RoundTrips. Students will interact with a variety of experts in the field including Joe Laramie, Director of Missouri’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and they will also have the chance to share with each other as well.
Topics in this free distance learning opportunity include online predators, cyber-bullying, identity theft and other Internet-related issues. “This is such an important issue – it is absolutely critical for kids, parents and community members to be on the same page with regard to online safety,” said Randy Raw, Manager of Network Security at MOREnet. “The Internet is a fantastic learning tool, but like any tool, people need to understand what the risks are and how to use it safely.”
This topic is popular, and interactive videoconference space is limited so contact RoundTrips early to enroll your students!
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Times: 11 to 11:50 a.m. CDT, 12 to 12:50 CDT, 1 to 1:50 p.m. CDT
Grade Level: 6-12
Cost: NO CHARGE