How technology safety is similar to the "rules of the road"

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How technology safety is similar to the "rules of the road"

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Parents are often asking me how do I teach my kids about technology safety. How do i get the information out to them? And i say that it's really simple and that if we talked about it in a way that is exactly like something what many of your already know. Teaching your kids how to drive. When you teach your kids how to drive, you get them in the car. You make them show you that you can take the car backward and forward and left and right and then you are going to spend time with them teaching them on the rules of the load. What the lines on the road mean. What the signs mean. And that helps us get through our community safely so everybody is doing the same thing, but many times parents leave out this one big part and that is their expectations. What they expect of their child when they leave the house and. Well before you hand the keys to your car, you are going to teach the rules on the road, teach them how to manage the vehicle and teach them. Which is the exactly the same thing that your should be doing when it comes to technology safety in your home

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Lt. Joe Laramie

Former Police Lieutenant

In 2012 Lt. Joe Laramie (retired) formed Laramie Consulting, where he provides strategies and solutions for law enforcement and schools to address policy and training on a variety of technology and child exploration issues. He has 30 years of experience in the area of child protection, was certified Police Juvenile Specialist and taught D.A.R.E. for 15 years. From 2010-2011 he worked for the Missouri Attorney General as Adminstrator of Computer Forensics Lab, responsible for addressing online crimes against children, cyber bullying and human trafficking. In 2010, after 31 years of service he retired as a Lieutenant from the Glendale Police Department, where he was detached form 2003-2010 as Commander of the Missouri Interent Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. During his time with MO ICAC he served the National ICAC Task Force Program as liaison to Interent Safety Organizaitons such as Netsmartz, iKeepSafe, and Web Wise Kids, and was a member of the Executive Committee. He is a nationally known speaker on the topic of online crimes against children, technology safety, and cyber bullying. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Bellevue University and is a 2004 graduate of the FBI National Academy.

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