Sgt. Tom Rich Addresses Spartans

Sgt. Tom Rich Addresses Spartans
Posted on 11/15/2019
Sgt Tom Rich Addresses SpartansSergeant Tom Rich, a 20-year veteran and still full-time member of the Summit Police Department, presented his program, “Always Connected,” a dynamic informative character education program on the use of social media in today’s society to Immaculata students today and their parents this evening.

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. His goal is to create “teachable moments” to help bridge the gap between students and adults. Sgt. Rich 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. 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.