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June 25, 2015

Preventing Crime In The Black Community

William Jackson, Blogger and Speaker

William Jackson, Blogger and Speaker

Preventing Crime In The Black Community
by William Jackson, Instructor with Edward Waters College
“Preventing Crime In The Black Community Conference”

Speaking at the PCBC conference in Tampa, Florida over 1200 middle and high schools
students attended from Urban Leagues throughout the state of Florida, attending the
30th Annual Conference of this educational and motivational conference. Attended by law
enforcement personnel from across the state as well, provided students an opportunity to
meet and interact with law enforcement men and women. Developing an understanding
of how to interact and engage with each other on a level of mutual respect and trust.
Speaking on Social Media Safety and SWAG, the potential of being recruited by extremist
organizations both foreign and domestic is real, the students are learning that their digital
content can keep them from employment, educational, and military opportunities.

Educational Implications:
Access to online resources provides knowledge, education and empowerment beneficial to
students, knowledge base and development of a Brand they can Market. Students must be
taught to value knowledge and how to use it to increase the ability of virtually apply for jobs
and attend virtual educational opportunities. Youth may have the highest scores in Grand
Theft Auto, Madden, defeat aliens in Halo or can mimic the moves better than Michael
Jackson in “Michael Jackson, The Experience” (Wii), how many can create a PowerPoint
presentation, modify a Word document, send an email attachment and write a blog with
correct spelling, grammar and literary comprehension? These are employment skills that
are needed to survive in today’s high tech world.

Employers are Wise to Social Media:
Employers are involved in social networking; they are researching students content, looking
to see if potential employees have questionable social patterns and lifestyles. Mike Hargis
of, “Twenty-two percent of employers say they use social networking
sites when evaluating job candidates”, this should say to youth of today stop putting pictures
that attract attention to them as being “sexy, down, gangsta, thugs, and even gay in some
cases. ” Students may hurt their chances of employment, military service or admission to
higher educational institutions. Danger is further felt for those employed run the risk of being
“let go” because of questionable behavior online, content on their sites and lying about their
backgrounds. Social sites can be used to highlight skills with technology, management of
information and finance, the ability to navigate web sites that build professionalism and
connectivity to the business world.

Preventing Crime In The Black Community

William Jackson, Blogger and Speaker

William Jackson, Blogger and Speaker

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