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Protecting the Next Generation of North Carolinians Webinar Series

Attorney General Josh Stein and the NC Department of Justice are working hard to keep kids safe. Youth today face a variety of challenges – some that may be familiar to parents and many that simply did not exist in generations past, before fentanyl, cell phones, and social media existed.

Earlier this year, Attorney General Stein convened leaders from across North Carolina to discuss the challenges facing our youth and strategies to help keep them safe – and following that event, several parents noted that they wished there was a way to share this important information with others who are concerned about our kids. To do so, the NC Department of Justice is organizing a series of webinars targeted to parents, caregivers, and those who work with youth.

This series – Protecting the Next Generation of North Carolinians – will address one specific topic in a brief session, and we’ll convene experts to provide background information and practical tips to help keep NC kids healthy and safe.   We’ll cover topics including online dangers for youth, safe gun storage, and youth substance use. Information on the first session is included below and we will add more information in the coming weeks.  We hope you will join us to learn more and please share with others who may be interested.

Register for our next webinar:

  • What You Need to Know about Youth Substance Use
    • Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 12:00 p.m.
    • Speakers include:
      • Attorney General Josh Stein
      • Kelly Crosbie, NCDHHS Director of the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Use
  • Register here

The webinar is available on Zoom and YouTube. If you have trouble accessing the Zoom link, please visit https://www.youtube.com/@NCAGO/streams

La serie se ofrecerá en inglés con interpretación en vivo al español por Zoom. La interpretación no será disponible por YouTube, para obtener interpretación en vivo debes iniciar sesión por Zoom. Si requiere interpretacion, por favor inicie la sesion de Zoom unos minutos antes.

Para información en Español haga clic aquí.

Learn more about our past webinars:

  • Keeping Kids Safe at School, at Home, and in our Communities with Safe Gun Storage
    • Wednesday, October 4 from 11:30 – 12:15
    • Speakers include:
      • Attorney General Josh Stein
      • NC Department of Public Safety Deputy Secretary William Lassiter
      • Raleigh Police Department Lieutenant Billy Gartin
      • NCPTA President Dr. Shaneeka Moore-Lawrence
      • Parent advocate Baker Burleson

The presentation slides from this webinar can be viewed here.

  • Protecting Kids Against Online Crimes (including sexual exploitation, trafficking, and sextortion)
    • Wednesday, November 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    • Speakers include:
      • NC State Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Kevin Roughton
      • Boz Zellinger, North Carolina Department of Justice Special Deputy Attorney General, Special Prosecutions
      • Kathryn Pomeroy, Wake County Assistant District Attorney, Special Victims Unit
      • Attorney General Josh Stein
  • Mental Health and Social Media
    • More information to come