August 19, 2018
By: Dwayne Page
DeKalb County Coordinated School Health and DeKalb County UT Extension are partnering with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security to present Project iGuardian.
Project iGuardian is focused on keeping children and teens safe from online predators through education and awareness. This project is an outreach effort to share information about the dangers of online environments, how to stay safe online, and how to report abuse and suspicious activity. Homeland Security Investigations has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s NetSmartz and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces to develop Project iGuardian.
A Project iGuardian parent presentaion will be held on September 4, 2018 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the DeKalb County Complex auditorium. This event is free of charge and open to all adults. A student version of the program will be presented to all students in 6th-9th grades on August 21, 2018.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent, Jonathan A. Hendrix, will be arming parents with knowledge and resources to understand the dangers their children encounter exploring the digital world. This presentation was also previously presented as an in-service for all staff of DeKalb County Schools
Homeland Security Investigations encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE. Visit https://www.ice.gov/topics/iGuardians for more information.