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Protecting Students During the Pandemic: Detecting, Preventing, and Addressing Child Abuse in the Online Classroom

February 16, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Educators have always been at the front lines of detecting and reporting child abuse. Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, cases of child abuse have risen significantly while reports have dropped, making the role of teachers in fighting abuse more critical now than ever.

This webinar, presented by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, helps equip teachers and administrators with the tools they need to detect, prevent, and report abuse of their students while teaching remotely during the pandemic. The presentation focuses on internet crimes against children, including trafficking in child sexual abuse material and sextortion, and provides practical advice for teachers working in the online classroom.

Guidance for Educators on Combating Child Abuse during Online Learning

Online Safety Tips for Families

Protecting Students During the Pandemic Presentation

Protecting Students Q&A

Meet our Presenters

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Michael D. Anderson

Federal prosecutor and Chief of White Collar Crime for United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California

Michael supervises federal prosecutors investigating and prosecuting complex financial crimes, public corruption, child exploitation and human trafficking. His team works closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to protect victims and enforce federal law. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the UCLA School of Law, as well as the California public school system.

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Mira Chernick

Federal prosecutor for United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California

Mira primarily prosecutes child exploitation offenses and white collar crime. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mira worked on international human rights litigation and clerked for a federal judge in El Paso, Texas. She earned her B.A. from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.