Above / Local news report brings to light five-year-old post about free webinar to teach parents how to keep kids safe on their devices and gaming systems. Also, the story is a reminder of annual Public Safety Open House from 10AM to 2PM Sat., Sept. 25.
Update, Sept. 23, 2021 / Retired Naperville Police Detective Rich Wistocki often appears at local seminars, on TV and on the national speaker circuit to share his expertise on internet and computer-related crimes involving children. Since leaving the Naperville Police Department, he has continued to serve police departments on computer crimes. Earlier this week, Wistocki was featured on FoxNews in a story “New Illinois law requires schools to teach kids about dangers of sexting and ‘sextortion’.”
In related news, from 10AM to 2PM, Sat., Sept. 25, the Naperville Police and Fire Departments will host their annual Public Safety Open House at the City of Naperville Public Safety Center, 1360 Aurora Avenue.
Naperville Police will offer Cyber-Smart Parent Webinar
Original Post, May 17, 2016 / Parents of children of all ages, as well as all junior high and high school aged kids, are invited to join a free webinar on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, to learn new information about what kids are doing online and how to keep them safe.
Internet safety expert Detective Rich Wistocki of the Naperville Police Department will present the two-hour webinar, which is being offered in partnership with the Naperville Exchange Club, School Districts 203 and 204 and the DuPage Child Abuse Coalition.
The webinar is free of charge and will take place from 7 to 9PM on Tuesday, May 24.
Advance registration is required by visiting http://bit.ly/may24webinar.
The evolving world of technology demands that parents educate themselves and their children on the potential dangers of the internet, social media and online gaming.
This webinar will allow parents to learn from the comfort of their own homes about such topics as texting, sexting and cyberbullying and to ask questions of Detective Wistocki, a nationally sought-after speaker on the topic of internet safety.
Individuals who are unable to join the webinar on Tuesday, May 24 will have the opportunity to watch a recording of the webinar in coming weeks on the City of Naperville’s website, www.naperville.il.us.
Editor’s Note / Longtime advocate for the DuPage Child Abuse Prevention Coalition, Sherry Weinstein, offered food for thought when contacted regarding the free webinar.
“Many parents feel that they can trust their kids, but don’t consider that there are others out there that can cause a great deal of harm; be it bullying, sexting or blackmail.”
Now a grandmother, Weinstein added, “It’s is what I told my own children regarding my grandkids.”