emerging technology
Date Title Instructor Time
Watch Now Emerging Tech: What Are the Current Trends for Teens and Kids? Justin Fitzsimmons, JD 90 minutes

Brief Overview: What are the current hot locations for teens to search on the Internet? This presentation will discuss the most current studies and provide demonstrations of where children are going on mobile devices and what kinds of actions they are taking. This presentation will demonstrate several of the newer applications for mobile devices that are popular for teenagers. Participants will learn about vault applications and the ability to secretly store information. Finally, participants will also be shown the different emerging technological devices and the roles they are playing in potentially manipulating children.

Expert Presenter: Justin Fitzsimmons is the Program Manager of the High Tech Training Services division of SEARCH Group, Inc. He trains at national, state and local conferences on the subject of sexual and physical crimes against children. He is on the executive board of the National Children’s Alliance. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and has significant experience as a prosecuting attorney. Prior to joining SEARCH Group he was a Senior Attorney with the National District Attorneys Association. He managed NDAA's technology-facilitated child exploitation unit. Before joining NDAA he was the supervisor of the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. He was also assigned to the Child Advocacy Center where he prosecuted sexual assault and severe physical abuse of children.

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Continuing Education Credits

This activity has also been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Social Work for 1.5 hours CEU, 1 Post Credits by the Minnesota Peace Officers, and 1.5 CLE by the Minnesota Board of CLE.


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