Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has opened registration for a winter webcast series of training with the following topics:
- Internet Safety – Wed, Jan 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
- Dating Violence Prevention – Wed, Jan 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
- Common Scams – Wed, Feb 8, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
- Identity Theft – Wed, Feb 15, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
- The Arkansas Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) – Wed, Feb 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
“Technology offers unique ways to connect and ensure that more and more Arkansans have access to information to protect themselves,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “This training will offer valuable material to help individuals navigate the internet safely and avoid common scams and ID theft, as well as teach participants about preventing dating violence and how to apply the Freedom of Information Act.”
The internet safety training, or Digital You is a comprehensive, interactive educational program created by AT&T and Common Sense Media to offer tools, tips, apps, guidance and education for people of all ages and levels of online experience to learn more about how to have a safe and secure online experience. Rutledge adopted the curriculum last year.
Break the Cycle is a leading national nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive dating abuse programs. Participants will learn about dating abuse, methods for intervention and how to implement a Healthy Relationships 101 session. Rutledge partnered with Break the Cycle last year to hold regional training across the State.
Learn about common scams, such as the Favorite Grandchild Scam, IRS Scam, Credit Call Robocalls, Work-from-Home Scam, Door-to-Door Scam and many more. Scam artists are always finding new ways to try to trick consumers out of their hard earned money, and senior citizens are often scam targets. This webcast will highlight some of the popular scams that target seniors, offer ways to spot the scam and what to do if you have been scammed.
Prevent being a victim of ID theft. This occurs when someone uses your personal information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes, most commonly to obtain access to credit in your name.
The FOIA webcast covers protocol for accessing public records and meetings.
The online training is free and open to the public. Registration for each one can be found at ArkansasAG.gov.