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Posted on: November 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Free! Cyber-bullying, Sexting Prevention Training for Parents and Community

The Eugene Police Department is teaming up with Eugene School District 4J and Bethel School District to offer Washington State Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce’s free training for parents and the public about how to prevent sexual exploitation of children as well as cyber-bullying and Sexting.


From WA ICAC TF: Washington State Internet Crimes Against Children’s Taskforce will provide a presentation on the impacts of social media on school districts and provide resources to the schools and school resource officers to assist in educating and promoting internet safety to our youth, parents, teachers and community members. This topic is not only important but timely as the use of the internet becomes more normal in everyone’s lives each day and the sheer number of social media platforms continue to expand and new ones are created daily! The WA ICAC TF is committed to working with schools to ensure our students and parents understand and can recognize the unintended consequences, the potential issues and positive influence social media and the internet has on our lives.


Pick a date for your training (all classes present the same training). The training is free and open to the public (media is welcome to attend).


  • December 17 and 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at South Eugene High School


Conducting the training will be Detective Richard Wistocki (Ret.), who is a nationally-recognized high technology child crimes specialist with 30 years of experience in law enforcement. He will present proactive strategies and expert insight, as well as offer invaluable resources designed to empower your family to combat Cyber-Bullying and Sexting.


Wistocki will cover the following topics:

  • How to effectively monitor your child's devices remotely
  • Understand cyber-crime and that “no one online is anonymous”
  • Understand appropriate protocols when a student discloses issues of cyber-bullying,
    sexting, or sextortion
  • How to report criminal cyber-bullying
  • Understand applications such as SnapChat, House Party, TikTok, Google Hangouts, Fortnite, Instagram and more
  • How your teen’s postings can affect their college recruitment
  • Understand the laws that cover social media such as: Harassment, Cyber-Stalking and
    False Personation
  • How to empower parents to be responsible for their child’s technology
  • How to empower students not to be victims & protect their “digital foot print”
  • Open Forum Q&A


Retired Detective Wistocki will also be providing training to students directly at student assemblies held December 16-18 during the week of December for Sheldon High School, North Eugene High School, South Eugene High School, Churchill High School, Roosevelt Middle School, Spencer Butte Middle School, and Cal Young Middle School.

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