Month: April 2018

Presentation: Internet Safety for Parents

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What are our children actually doing online and are they hiding anything from us?  Michigan Tech will host a safety training for parents.

This is a free event open only to adults due to the subject matter. Please RSVP here.

Wednesday, April 25 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | MUB Ballroom B3

Special Agent (SA) Todd Wilton, assigned to U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, will be teaching parents, teachers and guardians the risks/consequences and ways to protect our kids from online predators, high risk social media apps (75+), sextortion, sexting, cyberbullying and many more of the dangers aimed at our children on the internet.

The World Wide Web has no boundaries and our children are no more isolated in the Upper Peninsula than anywhere else. SA Wilton will bridge the gap between the generations and provide basic/discreet computer/telephone forensic training for monitoring our children’s online activities.

The presentation is very real and fact based. Audiences have referred to it as “eye opening” and “a powerful message.” Audiences are encouraged to take notes and/or pictures for their future reference. In addition, instructional manuals referred to as “Smart Cards” for monitoring social media will be disseminated electronically to anyone interested.

Actual case examples will be discussed, which include explicit conversations among children and online predators, as well as training that is not subject for children, as we don’t want to teach them anything they don’t already know.

Statistics:

  • The Internet has become the preferred playground for child sex predators seeking innocent young victims.
  • Last year alone, HSI special agents logged nearly a million hours working child sexual exploitation cases, opening more than 4,000 investigations.
  • Research shows one in 25 children ages 10 to 17 have received an online sexual overture where the person attempted to meet the child face-to-face.
  • Every week there are over 20,000 images of child pornography is posted on the web.
  • Illegal child pornography is offered by approximately 100,000 websites.

Additional parent presentations (open to the community) are being held:
4/24 at 6:30PM Houghton High School
4/26 at 6:30PM Jeffers High School


Get in Gear: Lively and Informative

IMG_1607On April 11th, members of the Campus Bike Initiative and Bike Initiative Keweenaw were on hand to discuss the how-to’s of bike safety, commuting, and local resources for cyclists.  The audience was also treated to a fashion and gear show and learned how to dress for all kinds of cycling weather.  The group addressed specific questions related to biking across the bridge, how to maneuver through downtown traffic, and where commuters can clean up on campus.

Check out The Daily Mining Gazette, April 12, 2018, for a summary of the event.

If you were unable to attend this event and would like more information about cycling in our area, contact Shannon Brodeur  for resources.


Lunch & Learn: Get in Gear

Lunch & Learn: Get in Gear

Join us for a presentation by the Campus Bike Initiative and BIKE! on biking locally and learn about area resources for cyclists including:

  • Fashion and gear show
  • Show and tell: how to be a safe cyclist
  • The National Bike Challenge
  • Bike to Work

Register here.

Feel free to bring your lunch.  Beverages will be provided.  This free event is open to faculty, staff, and students. HuskyPAW members will receive 100 points for attending this event.  Questions? Contact Shannon Brodeur.

Sponsored by WorkLife Connections and Employee Wellness.

 Wednesday, April 11 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

 Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom B1 and B2
1503 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931