(Tomahawk) Keeping Kids Safe: Internet Safety Sexting | Human Trafficking | Social Media | Online Sexual Solicitation


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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 4
Agency Assistant: Mary Devine (608) 786-4800
Location: CESA #9
304 Kaphaem Road
Tomahawk, WI 54487
Facility: CESA #9
11/9/2017 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM Registration 8:30-9:00 am

(Tomahawk) Keeping Kids Safe: Internet Safety
Sexting | Human Trafficking | Social Media | Online Sexual Solicitation 

November 9, 2017
Registration 8:30-9:00 AM; Workshop 9:00 AM-2:00 PM


304 Kaphaem Road
Tomahawk, WI  54487

Contact: Lynn Verage, CESA #9 (715) 453-2141;


Deputy Pete Ehlert of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office will focus on why our children are at risk when using social media and the Internet, beginning with the impact technology has on the development of our youth. Deputy Ehlert will show how easy it is for a predator to target our kids and the methods that are used (grooming) while engaging children online. Specific examples of grooming will be presented and discussed during the session as well as a specific case study.

Sexting laws will be examined and you will learn why our children engage in this behavior and don’t think it’s a big deal. Popular apps among youth in our community will also be covered and you will see how kids get in trouble using these apps.

Find out what you can do to help keep our kids safe and discover the many valuable resources that are available for parents and educators. Pete will provide alternatives to traditional investigation and prosecution regarding the inappropriate use of technology and local initiatives that are currently at work in Winnebago County and the surrounding areas.

Related to technology and the use of social media, Pete will provide an overview of the face of sex trafficking in Wisconsin—who is at risk, as well as physical and behavioral risk factors will be presented and discussed during the session.

Pete has been a Deputy Sheriff for 17 years with the last 15 at the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. He has served in many capacities including being assigned to the corrections, patrol, GPS and Transport Division, and currently serves as the Community Programs coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office. Pete works in the Marine Division as a primary boat operator and is a certified Field Training Officer and serves on the Winnebago County Unified Child Abduction Response Team (CART). Pete is also the DARE Officer for Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and teaches in ten schools throughout the County and reaches approximately 750 students per year and currently holds the position of Region 2 Director of the Wisconsin DARE Officers Association (WDOA). Pete serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Crime Prevention Practitioners Association (WCPPA). Prior to becoming a Police Officer, Pete worked in the Nicolet School District in Glendale, WI.


Registration Questions: Mary Devine (608) 786-4800;

Cost: $75.00/per person (Lunch and snacks are provided)

Payable to:  CESA #4 
Send Payment to CESA #4 ATTN: Mary Devine
923 East Garland Street, West Salem, WI  54669
PLEASE include and clearly define: Participant name, exact name of workshop, and date, with all checks or purchase orders. Thank you!

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.