Risks, Consequences of Social Media Topic of Presentation at CCCC

Cloud County Community College’s Campus Culture Committee will be host to a presentation and panel discussion on the risks and consequences of social media in the world today. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 9:30-10:50 a.m. in Cook Theatre on the Concordia campus.

Sgt. Jeffery Swanson, Commander of the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, will speak on the dangers and consequences of social media. His talk will be followed by a panel discussion examining social media and its affects on students.

Swanson worked as a patrolman for the Wichita Police Department for nine years, and was then assigned to the Exploited and Missing Child Unit as a detective. He was the lead investigator in more than 1,500 cases of child victimization. From 2004 to 2009, he was assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, and then assigned to Detainee Operations in Baghdad, Iraq, conducting war crime investigations committed by insurgents. In April 2014, he was named the Commander of the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

After Swanson’s, presentation, the panel will meet with students from 11 a.m.-noon to discuss social media. Members of the panel are: Eric Gilliland, CCCC head baseball coach; Dr. Gina Sharp, Fort Hays State University professor; Lt. Devin Anderson, Concordia Police Department’s Cyber Security unit; and Jessica Brucken, Broadway Plaza Coordinator.

Law enforcement, professionals, first responders, and the public are all encouraged to attend. Both presentations are free.

For more information, contact Beth Whisler at CCCC at 785.243.1435, ext. 262.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.