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Educational Presentations

 NARCOTICS TASK FORCE PRESENTATION REQUEST

Heroin and Opiate Abuse for Students
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(Approximately 1 hour)

Thank you for visiting the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force website in reference to our Heroin and Opiate Education Initiative. Requests for this presentation should be limited to 7th and 9th grade students. Scheduling for this presentation will be on Fridays throughout the school year at either 10am or 1pm. The presentation educates students on the dangers of experimentation with prescription medication, specifically Opiates, and how it corresponds directly with the increase in Heroin use by young people. Presenters will provide first-hand accounts and examples of Heroin-related arrests, overdoses, and deaths throughout Bergen County. Students will leave with a practical, real-world education on the chilling effects Heroin can have on their lives and the importance of good decision-making.


CYBER CRIMES PRESENTATION REQUEST

Presentations provided by the Bergen County Prosecutor`s Cyber Crimes Task Force can be requested by any school system within the county. Please review this page before following the below-listed links to the Cyber Crimes Presentation Request Forms.

Note that there has been an overwhelming demand on the Cyber Crimes Unit for these and other presentations. As such, preference will be given (where noted) to those organizations that conform to the suggested guidelines. The online forms will request contact information from any organization interested in hosting a presentation. The request is then forwarded to members of the Unit for scheduling based on availability of Cyber Crimes Task Force personnel. You may use the notes field at the bottom of the request form to describe any special issues or concerns that you may have for your presentation; it can also be used to describe your student body or school system if we should know something in particular about your school community.


Internet Safety for Educators
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(Approximately 1.5+ hours)

Preference is given to those organizations that arrange this presentation on a regional basis. Please consider this option before submitting the Presentation Request Form.

This presentation is molded similarly to the parent presentation, with special emphasis for those subtopics of particular intrest to the educator responsible for children in a school setting. Please refer to the description below for more details.


Internet Safety for Students
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(Approximately 50 minutes - 1 hour)

Requests for this presentation should be limited to students of middle school age. The presentation that the Cyber Crimes Unit delivers is age-appropriate for 6th grade and is most effectively delivered in that arena. Requests for this presentation should be limited to 6th grade only, but may incorporate 7th and 8th grade students who did not attend this presentation as 6th graders, or did not otherwise attend this presentation elsewhere.

The Internet Safety presentation for Students from the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force typically lasts about 1 hour. This program is a dynamic, entertaining, and informative 360-degree discussion about Internet Safety (general), information control, social networking mistakes, sexting, and cyberbullying. Experience has taught us that getting the students into the auditorium, seated and ready can often delay the start of the presentation. A few minutes should be allowed for this and/or questions by students at the end (if applicable), which could prolong the total length of the presentation. Also, if a school administrator plans to make opening/closing remarks, please calculate this into the start/end times accordingly. Presentation talk-time with full PowerPoint, entertaining video clips, etc. will consist of probably 50 solid minutes. Feedback has consistently indicated that the 50 minutes are well spent, and contain useful educational, entertaining and interesting content. 


Internet Safety for Parents
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(Approximately 1.5+ hours)

Requests for this presentation should be made on a regional basis with a minimum of four districts invited. You should coordinate with the other districts before submitting the Presentation Request and discuss dates that are pre-approved by all involved districts. In the event that you are submitting a request for an individual organization or district, you will be asked to coordinate with other districts and resubmit your request. Parents from all elementary, middle, and high schools (both public and private) must be invited to attend. Please ensure compliance with these guidelines before submitting the Presentation Request Form.

Please note that you must complete all fields on the form or your request will not be processed. Once the Presentation Request Form is received, your presentation will be scheduled accordingly to the availabality of personnel. If your presentation is selected for scheduling you will be notified. 

The Internet Safety Presentation for Parents from the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force typically lasts about 1.5 hours. The program is basically a 360-degree examination of current issues affecting pre-teens and teenagers on the Internet. It is a detailed conversation about the serious issues online and the concepts for dealing with them. During the presentation, we will briefly address sexual predators online and then focus on social networking, responsible use by teenagers, as well as sexting, cyberbullying, general solutions, and best practices.


FATAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION UNIT PRESENTATION REQUEST

DWI/Distracted Driving and Serious Motor Vehicle Collisions for High School Students
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(Approximately 45 minutes - can be modified based on time constraints)

This presentation often coincides with prom season and graduation season for High School Juniors and Seniors. It is typically presented to the 11th and/or 12th grade(s), but schools may include students as young as 9th grade if they so choose. The presentation is not appropriate for students 8th grade or younger. The presentation educates students on the dangers of drinking and driving, hosting parties where alcohol is served/present, texting while driving, and the consequences following collisions resulting from DWI, reckless driving, cell phone use, and more. Presenters incorporate first-hand experience in cases involving teen drunk driving, distracted driving and fatal accidents. The host agency/school should choose between two themes for the presentation; DWI or Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel. Depending on the theme of the presentation, two videos are available which may be incorporated. Both videos are approximately 22 minutes long, and will be followed by a lecture/Q&A session designed to fit within the allotted time frame. Regardless of the host’s choice of the primary theme, both topics will be touched upon during the lecture. The DWI video was produced by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, and depicts a fictional yet typical case of teen drunk driving resulting in a fatal accident. The cell phone themed video was produced collaboratively by the top four major cellular telephone companies as a PSA, and it tells the stories of drivers and victims involved in serious motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted drivers


SAFE SCHOOLS TASK FORCE PRESENTATION REQUEST

Response to Active Shooter Events: Policy, Plan, Response, and Recovery
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(Approximately 60 minutes)

Too often active shooter trainings are more about a historical and statistical review of active shooter events. These trainings are of limited value to school personnel as they typically do not relate directly to actual skills that improve safety and survival. Also, many active shooter trainings are narrowly tailored to meet only the needs of administrators and teachers, leaving out key players in school security such as custodial and lunch service staff.

School personnel who have a clear understanding of their security plan and strictly adhere to it increase their chances of surviving an active shooter event. They immediately begin to work their security plan during an active shooter event, and they have the ability to adjust the plan based on changing circumstances.

School personnel generally understand what they are supposed to do during an active shooter event. However, they are less well educated as to “why” they should do so. This lack of understanding can be deadly, particularly in unanticipated situations. For example, employees may not know what to do when they find themselves outside of the classroom when the lockdown alert is given.

The “Response to Active Shooter Events” training educates school personnel on formulating a proper security plan and sticking to it. The training emphasizes concepts which can be translated into a number of different scenarios. It also focuses on common questions, such as window and door shades and fire alarms, which are all too often absent from broad-based trainings. Finally, the training relies heavily on “proof of concept” by analysing when its recommended actions were successfully employed during actual school shooting events.


Facility Security: Identifying and Remediating Common Safety Vulnerabilities
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(Approximately 60 minutes- Eligible for Professional Development Credit)

The Physical Security training educates school personnel on common and typical security vulnerabilities – some of which are obvious while others are less so. These vulnerabilities are found far too often in schools and range from overgrown shrubbery concealing windows, to unsecured electrical panels, to unlocked roof access hatches. Most vulnerabilities exist because school personnel do not recognize them as potential security hazards. This training will help school personnel identify the problems and offer realistic suggestions to remedy them. Finally, this training strongly emphasizes the need for comprehensive security policy and strict adherence thereto.


Mental Health in Schools: Engaging Students and Preventing Issues of Concern
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(Approximately 60 minutes)

According to a recent study many shooters engage in “leakage” in that they indirectly and subtly alerted others to their unfolding plan of violence.  In hindsight, these pre-attack behaviors and actions should have been concerning enough to trigger reporting and intervention.  Tragically, school personnel failed to recognize these behaviors for what they were.  The Mental Health training educates school personnel as to common pre-attack behaviors or “red flags” so that there can be intervention before the shooting starts.  The training also emphasizes the need for Behavior Threat Management plans and cooperation between schools, mental health professionals, law enforcement, and the courts.


Required by Host Organization for any of the Presentations
Please be advised that your organization is required to supply the following at your venue:

  • Microphone w/voice amplification system
  • Laptop computer with Windows O/S, Microsoft Powerpoint and available USB
  • Wireless Presentation Remote Control (for PowerPoint)
  • Standard computer speakers
  • LCD/LDP projector (PowerPoint capable)
  • LARGE display area to offer a clear view to all present (i.e. Screen)
  • Surge Protector/Power Strip
  • Copies of the Internet Safety Handout for all attendees (if applicable)

* Visit www.iSafe.org for valuable information on educating students about Internet safety!*