Cybersecurity is a hot topic across all demographics in today's world and Tuesday night in Clinton, cybersecurity expert Det. Richard Wistocki is going to be speaking to teens and parents about the dangers of the world wide web in today's world.
Det. Wistocki is an expert in the field of cybersecurity as it relates to youth and from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, he'll bring his vast knowledge to The Vault in Clinton. Det. Wistocki says there's a lot to keep track of but things start with parents keeping close tabs on their kids.
Det. Wistocki says the first mistakes parents make is saying "my child would never..." He points out there are age restrictions for social media and kids are getting on those sites posing as young adults as old as 19.
If parents are going to give their kids a cell phone, he encourages not allowing them to keep it in their bedrooms at night. Det. Wistocki says that is when youth are most likely to be targeted by predators.
Det. Wistocki indicates child predators often are classmates of their victims and the other majority are people that target youths on gaming networks or social networks.
The Detective trains police officers, parents, and youth all over the country. He'll be in Clinton at The Vault from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday.