Free Tech Safety Presentations

Provided by the MO ICAC Task Force

Who We Are and What We Do

The Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (MO ICAC) is a statewide network of law enforcement officers and prosecutors dedicated to the investigation, prosecution and prevention of online child sexual exploitation. We are headquartered at the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department in O'Fallon with regional task forces throughout Missouri.

As part of it's prevention effort MO ICAC offers technology safety presentations to students, staff, parents and communities at no charge. Topics include oversharing, sexting, sextortion, online predators and cyberbullying prevention.

The 50 minute assembly for students is called We Own the Net: Digital Self-Defense and is designed to reach students at their level in their language. Age-appropriate programs are available for students in grades 5-12.

Digital Self-Defense for Students

We Own the Net reaches out to students at their level, in their language, in an effort to meet kids where they're at in terms of digital life management. It uses short-term, socially relevant consequences to promote small behavioral changes. It also provides students the information they need to recognize when they're in trouble and provides tools for reporting a problem.

Digital Defense for Parents - Talking to Tw/eens About Technology

Parent presentations are designed to bring parents up to speed on which devices are capable of what, current digital threats and what to do if they find their child being exploited or self-exploiting through technology. It also teaches parents how to reach out to their children and begin an ongoing conversation about digital life.

Parent presentations also run 50 minutes but we suggest you allow an additional 30 minutes for questions.

Digital Defense for Educators

This program can be tailored to suit your needs. Suggested topics might include: a review of digital threats, clarification of what constitutes child pornography, cyberbullying awareness and response, appropriate responses to sexting and/or social media situations and a review of resources available to help staff stay current on digital issues.

Jennifer Schiffman, Prevention Specialist

As prevention specialist for the MO Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (MOICAC), Ms. Schiffman works with students, parents, educators and community groups throughout MO to bring a better understanding of digital threats and digital life management to the public. Ms. Schiffman has served with the task force for five years.