The digital world is impacting all of us – especially our impressionable youth. In my 36 year career as a law enforcement officer, I was fortunate to spend 12 of those years serving as an “Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)” investigator. My role as an investigator was to pose as a child, your child, my child. The world that I suddenly found myself immersed in was almost beyond descriptive words. I knew that my investigations were important and they were making a difference – one online predator at a time. But my heart told me that I had to do more, that I needed to share my unique perspective on the risks and dangers of the digital world. I knew that I needed to empower others to make safe and healthy choices in their digital lives.
In 2005, I began presenting my DIGITAL DIVIDE program to parents, educators and children. Since that time I have provided vital information on the risks of the digital world to thousands of presentation attendees. My profession has transformed to my passion – THE DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT PROJECT™.
When a speaker is passionate about their topic – it allows the presentation to be engaging, impactful and leaves the attendees feeling informed and empowered. Each presentation includes detailed visual and audio aids as well as a Q&A session.
The information delivered is always age-appropriate while not diluting the important message. Presentations are available for both middle-school and high-school aged children in school, civic groups or church youth groups. The parent and educator presentations provide the information that parents need to hear no matter what their level of internet knowledge is.
Presentations are constantly being updated and revised so they are relevant. If you, or your organization has a specific need or concern, presentations can (and should) be tailored to address your needs. Information is important – it should be accurate, timely and relevant.
Feel free to connect with my online scheduler to see if your preferred presentation dates are available (either full-day or evening bookings) OR just schedule a time when we can talk on the phone for a few minutes and discuss any questions you may have.