NCJTC Protecting Children in a Digital Age

Training Overview

Technology plays a tremendous role in our children’s lives. Learn about the ways children are interacting online to create better understanding and open up meaningful communication. Increase awareness of opportunities to protect and connect with children while also gathering valuable information to mitigate threats posed by individuals who seek to exploit them.

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of technology used by children and teens, including devices and apps
  • Recognize the differences between the digital age and the world that adults experienced while growing up
  • Focus on a proactive approach to digital safety that includes communication, setting guidelines, and digital citizenship training
  • Understand the most common online issues that children and teens are likely to face such as cyberbullying, “sexting,” and online predators
  • Address the legal aspects of all of these topics and learn how to address each of these issues with best practices
  • Understand our role in helping victims navigate trauma after the incident has occurred, and learn what resources are available for you to aid in this process

About Presenter

Dana Miller – Associate, National Criminal Justice Training Center

Dana Miller is an Associate with the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College. Dana holds a master’s degree in criminal justice, and she has worked extensively in education and harm prevention surrounding technology in the state of Wisconsin. Dana is a former Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Commander; in her tenure with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Dana managed the program operations for the ICAC Task Force, including managing Wisconsin CyberTips from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and collaborating with Wisconsin law enforcement regarding investigations, outreach, and training events. Throughout her career, Dana has provided online safety outreach to over 30,000 people. She is creator and co-creator of multiple Wisconsin online safety programs and initiatives that continue to be utilized, and she teaches online safety primary prevention and responding to sextortion classes throughout the nation.

Register through NCJTC

The registration fee includes 8 hours of training, program materials, and instructional costs.