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Episode 79: Safety Issues Parents Need to be Aware of When it Comes to Their Teens with Deputy Gomez

Brief summary of show:

How can kids be safer at school? And what do we need to do as parents to help them?

Joining me for this conversation is Deputy Dave Gomez, who has 13 years of law enforcement experience with 10 of those years being served as a school resource officer in Idaho. Gomez has become a national expert on juveniles and their use of social media in their daily lives.

Gomez has used his knowledge to assist the Idaho Crimes Against Children Task Force, as well as provide information to many police departments and community agencies, on internet predators. Gomez has operated multiple undercover social media accounts to arrest predators and track down missing children in his jurisdiction and beyond.

Gomez educates kids, parents, educators, and law enforcement on the latest technology and trends regarding social media.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • [3:25] Why Deputy Gomez is so passionate about keeping our kids safe

  • [5:00] The biggest safety issues Deputy Gomez sees in schools

  • [8:15] What age kids really need cell phones at

  • [10:00] The kind of privacy kids should have on their phones

  • [21:50] Does having no phones at school really work?

  • [25:55] The biggest safety issues parents need to be aware of when it comes to their teens

Notes from Natalie: