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Internet Safety —8:45 am


Scott Driscoll of Internet Safety Concepts will present a talk for parents on Internet Safety. This program is specifically geared for parents with children ages 9-14 years old, but anyone is welcome to attend. This program is free of charge and open to the public. It will be held in the Washington Montessori School Theater at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, October 16.

Mr. Driscoll has been in law enforcement for more than 22 years. For the majority of his career, he has worked with the youth in his community to help them stay safe. Many years ago, Mr. Driscoll began teaching elementary school children about the dangers of the Internet. Seeing the growing need and concern for Internet safety, Mr. Driscoll developed programs for middle school and high school students as well as parents.

As a law enforcement officer, Mr. Driscoll has taken part in numerous Internet crime investigations. Some of the crimes were undercover on-line investigations, possession and distribution of child pornography, on-line bullying and harassment, identity theft, enticement of minors and many others. Along with on-line investigations, Mr. Driscoll also has done forensic computer examinations for law enforcement agencies and instructs fellow law enforcement officials on how to use the Internet for investigations.

As a parent, Mr. Driscoll is also aware of the concerns that parents face every day. While
speaking to parents, it became very clear that they needed this education to help keep their children safe. With firsthand knowledge of Internet crimes and the dangers of the world wide web, Mr. Driscoll started Internet Safety Concepts. Through presentations, Internet Safety Concepts teaches people of all ages how to stay safe while on-line.

Mr. Driscoll returns every year to Washington Montessori School for presentations for both parents and students. Parents rave about his talks; we recommend this discussion to all parents of tweens and teens.