Mark Your Calendars!

Tuesday . November 13 . 6:30pm

While technology can be a great tool, it also can be a great danger to our children if we do not have the proper precautions in place. We now live in a world where a few clicks could impact the rest of their lives. We owe it to them to provide support and guidance so they can make correct choices.

ALL PARENTS FROM ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE WELCOME--AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGED--TO ATTEND!

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STUDENT PRESENTATIONS . WEDNESDAY . NOVEMBER 14

FREEPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL

9:00AM . Jeanette Lloyd Theatre


AQUIN HIGH SCHOOL

1:30PM . Aquin Auditorium

GRADES 5-12

Aquin Schools . Immanuel Lutheran School . Tri-County School

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With the protection of our children in the forefront of their minds, the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers is sponsoring three presentations on the topic of protecting children from cybercrimes. Presentations will be made to area students, parents and the general public on November 13 and 14.


Detective Richard Wistocki, who recently retired from the Naperville Police Department after a career of more than 27 years, will be the featured speaker. He has spent the past 21 years in the area of internet crimes. He authored and updated the State of Illinois Sexting Statute, “SWATTING” legislation and the Sexual Exploitation of a Child law. Detective Wistocki also formed the Will County Illinois State’s Attorney’s High Technology Crimes Unit that made more than 90 sexual predator arrests in its first 3.5 years. He is a regular guest on NBC and FOX News educating the public on cybercrime, and he is nationally known for his efforts in protecting children.


There will be 2 student presentations and 1 parent presentation.


The parent presentation will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, November 13 in the Aquin Auditorium. Topics of the parental class include how to protect your children from cyberbullying, understanding what’s on your child’s phone, dangers of online gaming, sexting and sharing video online. Parents will learn how to control and monitor what’s on your home computers and child’s cell phone.


The following day, Wednesday, November 14, there will be a student presentation at 9:00am at Freeport Middle School and then again at 1:00pm at Aquin High School. Student sessions will include discussions on cyberbullying and how to report it. Dangers of posting photos on social media platforms and file sharing will be discussed, as well as cyberstalking laws, harassment and false impersonation.


More information can be found at www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.

Please call 815-235-8290 with questions.