Saturday Jun 09, 2012
Cyberbullying expert Sgt. Thomas Rich
Sgt. Thomas Rich, "the cyberbullying expert" has been traveling the country making a difference one school at a time & joins eHealth Radio. Sgt. Rich is the "original" creator/founder of a program called "Generation Text". After having huge success since 2008 with this program, he decided to create "Always Connected" in 2011 and take it to a whole new level.
Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Sgt. Thomas Rich discuss the following:
- How did you first come up with idea of Always Connected?
- What age groups do you address when you present these motivational speeches?
- What is your message to the audiences that you speak to as you travel the country?
- What has been your most memorable moment in this journey of yours, so far?
- How can parents talk to their children about being more responsible with their online behavior and their everyday use of technology.
Detective Sgt Thomas Rich, is currently a certified police officer in the State of New Jersey entering his 15th year of service.
Sgt Rich is the "original" creator/founder of a program called "Generation Text". After having huge success since 2008 with this program, he decided to create "Always Connected" in 2011 and take it to a whole new level.
The purpose of "Always Connected" is to inform law enforcement, educators, administration, youth workers, youth groups, parents and children of all ages how to utilize technology in a positive way. Having dealt with children and investigations for the past ten years, Sgt Rich realized the huge impact that technology was having on children, especially in regards to cyberbullying, Sgt Rich decided to focus his efforts on educating audiences about current trends, real life problems and solutions for schools, parents and children. Most importantly help to address the problems that children face using technology and how these pitfalls lead to cyberbullying.
Sgt Rich has been a DARE instructor for the past 10 years and has been involved with the children in his town for the past 12 years. Having spent his entire career dedicated to children, has helped make this program exceptional at every turn. He brings the real world experience of what kids are going through on a daily basis and most importantly SOLUTIONS..... Solutions to the hard questions that children face everyday.
Sgt Rich has been servicing the Tri-State area since 2008 covering these very important topics.
The assemblies cover the ages from 3rd grade up through high school. He also has been featured as a guest speaker at the 2008 and 2009 DARE New Jersey Conference in Atlantic City, NJ and the 2008 and 2009 New Jersey Juvenile Officer's Association Convention in Atlantic City NJ.
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