MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Tuesday that this week's Summit on Public Safety will focus on bullying, school safety and child exploitation.
The annual summit will take place on Wednesday and Thursday at Chula Vista Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. The summit, which is called Patrolling the Cyber Playground, will include expert speakers on child exploitation, bullying, school security and emergency preparedness. Van Hollen himself will speak on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
"Protecting children has always been my top priority, and this year's summit reflects the many areas in which we can help local law enforcement better address the threats facing young people today," Van Hollen said. "From school violence, to bullying online and on the playground, to internet crimes against children, law enforcement training like this is an important way to help keep our kids safe."
During the two-day program, Ken Trump, a school security expert, will share his insights into new approaches and best practices of school security. Trump will discuss the myths, hype and priority areas for school safety after the Sandy Hook shooting, the role of support staff in keeping schools secure and safe, the human factor in school security and the impact of social media on school safety.
Joel Haber, an anti-bullying expert, will also be on hand to discuss the relationship between cyberbullying and bullying.
Attendees will also find out more about Wisconsin's new anti-bullying laws and the latest trends in the exploitation of children.