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The Protect Kids Online (PKO) Podcast is brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. This podcast is designed for parents, grandparents, guardians, or caregivers of children. Get information about the trends and updates on the latest apps, websites, and online activity of children 17 yrs and younger. Topics include: activities of the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force; App of the Week; tips & methods for combating online child exploitatio ...
 
“OTELCO’s Evolution Digital explores the ways different industries have adapted to ensure continued success in today’s digital marketplace. Hosted by OTELCO Marketing and PR Manager Tracy Scheckel, each episode will feature a new guest from a different industry. Tracy will discuss with her guests how the digital age has changed operations in their organization, and how they see technology further shaping their industry. Education, the pulp and paper industry, advertising and broadcast media, ...
 
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This episode features Susan Kennedy, Prevention Manager with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Into the Cloud Season 2 has released, which is a great way to introduce the topic of online safety to young children with the use of cartoon episodes and talking points. Looking for resources for older children and teens? They have t…
 
Check out this episode to hear exciting news from Common Sense on the upcoming launch of their new Sensical platform! It's a free streaming service to provide reviewed, age-appropriate content for children 2-12. We can't wait! This episode also talks about the popular favorite for videos, YouTube, and discusses current child safety policies that ar…
 
This episode provides some great stats and information from Wisconsin ICAC work throughout 2020 (Thank you for all the PKO episode listens & downloads, and for sharing the information)! PKO also provides some exciting safety information and announcements for the start of 2021. Please listen in, share the information out, and above all - stay safe!…
 
In this episode, join PKO to chat about the importance of learning capabilities of new devices and paying attention to both device and account settings. In fact, if you have new devices (or apps or games) in the home, this is a perfect time to take a look at those settings with your child. Not only will it provide a great opportunity for discussion…
 
Wink is an add-on app for Snapchat that allows you to communicate with new users based on both users agreeing to connect. As always when connecting with strangers online, there are safety concerns to be aware of with this. Join us on this episode to hear more about how Wink works, discussion points for families, and resources to find more informati…
 
Join us for this special one-hour episode where ICAC is guests of David Niven and the Social World Podcast! David has over 35 years of national and international experience in the field of social welfare, and is recognized as an independent expert on matters of child protection and parenting. He hosts the Social World Podcast, discussing informatio…
 
Your children (or you) may be playing this popular game where you work with crewmates in space to try to identify the hostile imposter on the crew. Listen to an overview of the game, things to consider discussing with your children that are interested in or already playing the game, and malware concerns to be aware of if you aren't downloading it f…
 
Join the Protect Kids Online podcast for this episode on dealing with school year stress! Whether you are looking at in-person school, hybrid models, or virtual learning, there are tips to keep in mind to help us help our kids manage and reduce stress. Resources are also shared for managing stress, mental health considerations, and staying optimist…
 
This episode covers very important information about online abuse, harassment, and violence. Including the value of reporting those types of communications and behaviors. Along with this, increased social media use can cause increased anxiety or concerns right now - hear about ideas to help combat this sort of impact!…
 
Watching videos online has taken over as the #1 online activity for teens and tweens! Along with this comes apps that provide options for watch parties to view the shows, movies, and videos together. Users can share video and chat to connect while watching together from a distance. This episode talks about the ways this could be a good option to co…
 
We are all finding ways to navigate a more virtual environment, whether those have minor or major impacts on us and our families. Join us on this episode to chat about some considerations for online learning programs (or any online activity) including multiple passwords, password safety, safe posting & sharing in class, and more! Connect with us: w…
 
Many families are finding that online games are beneficial for more reasons than ever right now! Online gaming can be a great way for kids to connect with their friends and peers, especially during a time when many can't see those friend groups in person. In this episode, Dana and Jeff chat about gaming in general, giving yourself a bit of a break …
 
Recent studies show that trending searches on popular app Pinterest include things like wellness, positivity, and future planning. The current Wisconsin ICAC Commander joins Dana on this episode to focus on the very important aspect of wellness and ideas for keeping wellness in mind during the current climate - for ICAC personnel, for parents, for …
 
Looking back over the past four years the PKO Podcast team has covered a wide variety of topics, but which ones drew the most interest? The final of the five we will cover considers blackmail/sextortion, a crime showing up with higher frequency in the ICAC world. There's never a mistake too big - we can always ask for help. Hear some of the new sta…
 
Looking back over the past four years the PKO Podcast team has covered a wide variety of topics, but which ones drew the most interest? The fourth of the five we will cover is a survey on the areas of technology teens want to be able to connect on with their parents. Dana and Carl share information from a survey done of teens in a Wall Street Journ…
 
Looking back over the past four years the PKO Podcast team has covered a wide variety of topics, but which ones drew the most interest? The third of the five we will cover is a brief jump back to popular video game Minecraft.. In this episode, Dana & Jeff dive into this very popular game among all age groups. Learn about how it works, what's evolvi…
 
Looking back over the past four years the PKO Podcast team has covered a wide variety of topics, but which ones drew the most interest? The second of the five we will cover is a brief jump back to popular online chat apps Discord & Twitch... Dana & Carl talk about these two popular gaming communication apps in this episode, and prove that neither o…
 
Looking back over the past four years the PKO Podcast team has covered a wide variety of topics, but which ones drew the most interest? The first of the five we will cover is a brief jump back to multiple accounts... Do you follow your teen on social media as part of your online safety plan? That's a great way to have relevant discussions with them…
 
Tracy speaks with Danny Sullivan, who recently retired from his Director of IT position with Woodland Pulp and is now the president of the Downeast Broadband Utility, serving Baileyville and Calais, Maine. Links: https://downeastbroadband.com/ https://woodlandpulp.com/ https://www.otelco.com/By OTELCO
 
Okay, we know that it's not the same as historical telegrams. The Telegram app has become a popular messaging option! Listen in as Carl joins Dana again to chat about what Telegram is, concerns with this and all messaging apps, and where you can get more information. Stay Safe!By Wisconsin Department of Justice
 
Carl does a guest "appearance" on PKO over a phone call. The technology is a work in progress, but hear about some of the great resources out there for online activities, virtual tours, and more. Have ideas that have helped in your home? Share them at ProtectKidsOnlineWI.gov!By Wisconsin Department of Justice
 
Evolution: Digital heads to the historic hamlet of Arrow Rock, Missouri. Kendra Carter guest hosts a conversation with Sandy Selby, Executive Director of the Friends of Arrow Rock, and Quin Gresham, the Producing Artistic Director of Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater. Links: http://friendsofarrowrock.org/ https://lyceumtheatre.org/ https://www.otelco.com/…
 
Dana & Nick discuss some of the most popular apps being downloaded recently, and many of them have a concerning trend in common. Users are meeting new friends on Snapchat that they don't know in real life, and may not have any previous connection with at all. Many of the new friends may be based on physical looks or risky posts only - Combined with…
 
Are we really actually good at multitasking? Or are we just getting used to having our focus split a number of ways over a short period of time? Either way, this sort of focus can take a toll on stress-levels and mental health. Listen as Nick joins Dana again to discuss ideas to help combat too much screentime, and why it is so important to create …
 
In this episode, Dana is joined by Nick to discuss Artificial Intelligence used to write Research Papers or otherwise help with schoolwork. We discuss how our digital decisions can follow us into the future, such as potential colleges or workplaces finding risky behavior online, but risky decisions like plagiarism would impact our future in a negat…
 
Today, Dana is joined by Pat Craven, Director of the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, to share some of their online safety resources for FREE during this time of self-isolation. Many people are finding themselves in new territory with having to work remotely and have their children attend school virtually - let's use all the help we can get! …
 
While these numbers came out a couple of months ago for 2019 trends, there's very few surprises - creating videos is the trending function of apps! Check in with PKO while they discuss popular apps, influencers, and ways to learn more about the apps and games your kids might be interested in.By Wisconsin Department of Justice
 
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