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2010 Cyber Crime Awareness Conference

Mar 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Public Service


2010 Cyber Crime Awareness Conference

A great resource for parents, grandparents, seniors and others to learn more about cyberspace safety issues and ways people can protect themselves and their families from online threats.

Date: March 27, 2010
Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Conference runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC Ankeny Campus

Free to attend.
Registration is available day of the conference; however, advanced registration is encouraged.

Free Online Registration

Tina Meier will deliver the keynote address at the conference about her experience with cyber bullying and her daughter’s death. Meier is the mother of Megan Meier, a 13-year-old middle-schooler from St. Charles, MO, who committed suicide after a fictitious person befriended her but then posted untrue online bulletins about the teen. A neighbor was put on trial for the incident and the case drew nationwide exposure to the issue of cyber bullying in 2006. Tina Meier has since formed the Megan Meier Foundation to raise awareness and educate parents and community members about cyber bullying, and is now a national spokesperson about the dangers of these Internet crimes.

The Cybercrime Awareness Conference also will feature a presentation by an Iowa State University graduate student who had her identity stolen as a youth. Additional presenters will address children’s online safety, cyberstalking, identity theft and fraud prevention and dangers of social networking. Other sessions will focus on research and training efforts to educate cybercrime fighters.

Representatives from the following organizations will participate in the educational sessions:

  • Iowa Attorney General’s Office (DCI)
  • Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce
  • National White Collar Crime Center
  • Electronic Crime Institute at DMACC
  • CritelliLaw, P.C.

For more information, contact Bryan Burkhardt, Director of the Electronic Crime Institute at baburkhardt@dmacc.edu.

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