Justin Patchin - FBI Command College - TX - 2016

This presentation is designed to bring law enforcement officers (especially those assigned to a school setting) up to speed about their role in preventing and responding to teen technology misuse. The presentation will define and provide examples of cyberbullying and discuss promising strategies for school-based law enforcement officers to mitigate inappropriate online behaviors. It will also describe many of the online environments popular among adolescents today and strategies to ensure they are used safely and responsibly. Research we have conducted with the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will be discussed. Specifically, we’ve surveyed over 1,500 law enforcement officers about their perceptions of when the police should intervene in cyberbullying and sexting incidents. Relevant case law and specific state legislation will be summarized so that officers have a better sense of what to do when they confront cyberbullying and sexting.

Key issues discussed: emerging websites and apps; digital footprint tracking; federal case law; state statutes; police response

(60-90 minutes – or longer)

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