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The dark side of digital technology


A click of the mouse can instantaneously connect a student in Wisconsin with someone anywhere on the planet.

The problem is you may not know who that person is or what their motivations are.

Eric Szatkowski is one of the top law enforcement officers in Wisconsin, in charge  of apprehending online sexual predators. He met with students at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School to show them the dark side of digital technology:  predators, sexting and cyber bullies.

Szatkowski says we all need to be aware of the techniques online predators use to reach out to victims and why its so important to avoid being lured into their dangerous web.

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