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     "The mission of the Kearny School District, a diverse Knowledge metropolitan "hometown" working together as a unified community, is to provide unlimited opportunities that maximize everyone's potential to be a life long learner and a contributing member of society."

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    Sergeant Tom Rich is a 20-year veteran and still a full-time member of the Summit Police Department in New Jersey, where he worked as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Detective Sergeant, Juvenile Detective, D.A.R.E. Officer, Juvenile Sergeant, and Patrol Sergeant. Every day, Tom dedicates his career to protecting and empowering children through education and inclusion.

    Sgt. Rich has been a keynote speaker at over 700 events nationally, reaching over 1,000,000 students worldwide. He has also been a featured expert on the subject of online safety and cyber-bullying for Good Morning America, CNN and Fox television. Most recently, Rich was named the 2014 Citizen of the Year by PROBATION ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY.

    Sgt. Rich’s goal is to create “teachable moments” to help bridge the gap between students and adults, be they administrators or parents. He aims to open the lines of communication through education and awareness by sharing both the personal and legal consequences of misusing technology, social media, and popular apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and so many others.

    Sgt. Rich challenges audiences to go beyond stereotypes, become upstanders, and to be aware of the dangers that lurk behind the screen. In doing so, he addresses the problems that children face using technology and how these pitfalls not only lead to cyberbullying, but also to dangerous behaviors like cutting and suicide.

    Using videos and creative solutions, Sgt. Rich’s high energy presentations lead the audience on an engaging journey, showing how the many forms of communication available today can also be used positively. He reinforces the idea that character education and supportive school climates are the keys to changing our youth’s experiences.

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