7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The hour and 15 minute long presentation will address topics such as privacy and account security, avoiding scams/frauds, law enforcement investigative techniques and protections, peer-to-peer problems, social media traps, catfishing schemes, cyberbullying, and sexting/sextortion (at a grade-appropriate level).
Wednesday, January 17, 7-8:30pm in the Vine (Door #5)
Eric Tamashasky is a special deputy and the legal advisor to the St. Joseph County Police Department. He shares responsibility for the St. Joseph County Cybercrimes against Children Unit. He concurrently serves as a deputy prosecutor and an adjunct professor at both the University of Notre Dame and Trine University. Eric has received training from the United States Secret Service (mobile device forensics and online social networking), National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), the National District Attorney's Association (NDAA) and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce. Since 2013, he has presented on cyber safety and social media over 190 times to parents' groups, professional organizations, and students totaling over 27,000 people. He did his undergraduate work at Hillsdale College (1996), earned a Masters degree in economics from Ohio State (1998), and received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School (2004).
The presentation will include ...
Online Security: Stopping Hackers
-Making secure passwords and using two factor authentication
-Protecting account access via smart password reset methods
Online Visibility and Social Media
-Everyone is looking at you online
-Social media is being archived and saved
-Even "private" accounts become public
-Posts/Tweets that reveal information about your whereabouts can have negative consequences
-Profiles contain significant amounts of personal information
-Abuses target both boys and girls
-"Friends of Friends" is a worthless security setting
-Don't encourage the bullies (don't "like" or "retweet" bad topics)
-You become the bully by participating
-Report changes in friends' behavior to trusted adults
-Parents, schools, and police are becoming very interested in addressing this problem
-Save the evidence; no one is as anonymous as they think in Cyberspace and even with Virtual Private Networks police can find abusers
-Law says provocative pics of minors (i.e. under 18) are child pornography
-Taking a "selfie" could be "manufacture of child pornography"
-Distributing pics could be "distribution of child pornography"
-Keeping a pic could be "possession of child pornography"
-Big problems---even locally---happen when unintended individuals (via intention, deceit, or hacking) acquire these pictures (extortion problem)
-Many of the popular apps keep more information than does ATT/Verizon
-Apps also disguise the true location of individuals
-Snapchat doesn't work as designed; the snaps can be captured via any number of methods
-If you wouldn't be comfortable with the content on a billboard outside of school, don't send it electronically
-Numerous apps are located internationally; privacy protections aren't necessarily consistent with kids' expectations when their content is stored overseas