Information is at our fingertips 24/7, and our youth are one of the largest consumers. Every day, kids have access to electronic devices which enable predators to connect with them in our homes, our schools, and our communities. What is your knowledge on the dangers of social media? This session will educate you on the dangers and popular platforms, how it is linked to substance use and sexual misconduct, and what you can do to protect your kids, your schools, and your communities. 

This session is available to attend in person at the NTC Medford campus or virtually via Zoom. 

Meet the Presenter: David Gomez

For almost fifteen years, Officer David Gomez has been at the forefront of educating parents and youth about the many dangers of social media on electronic devices.  Officer Gomez has been a School Resource Officer for over twelve years and works in the schools with youth most affected by digital devices.  Officer Gomez uses his collective information, and innate ability to stay current, to come up with best practice tips for parents and their kids to stay safe in an ever-changing world of digital citizenship. 

Officer Gomez has spoken to many groups, adults and youth, about the dangers of social media, normalization of drugs in social media, and the influence of drugs and alcohol on the youth population. 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.



Paid Registration / Professional (2 CEUs) - $15 REGISTER HERE

Free Registration / Community Members - $0   REGISTER HERE

This training is offered in partnership with the Taylor County Health Department & Human Services, Taylor County Drug Opposition Partners and is supported by the CDC Prevention Block Grant.