Prairie Vista Parents/Guardians: Internet/Cyber Safety for Parents of School Age Children
Schmucker Middle School and Prairie Vista Elementary PTO’s will be hosting a joint Parents Internet/Cyber Safety Information Night to be held in the Schmucker Middle School Cafe on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:00pm. Eric Tamashasky will be sharing an incredibly informative presentation on watch-outs and pitfalls for parents as our children become more internet savvy and are introduced to social media. Eric has spoken at Penn High School as well as many other area schools.
The hour-long presentation will address topics such as personal privacy, 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). Eric Tamashasky is the head of the St. Joseph County Police Cybercrimes against Children Unit, a volunteer deputy prosecutor, an adjunct professor at Notre Dame and Trine University, and has received training from the United States Secret Service (mobile device forensics and online social networking), National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, National White Collar Crime Center, and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. He has two kids (Charlie, 3rd Grade; Alex, Kindergarten) at Saint Joseph Grade School. He also presents to incoming freshmen and their parents for St. Joseph High School each fall.