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Tuesday, January 9, 2024 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (MT)

 Angelie Donzanti, M.A., M.B.A., San Jose Police Department

Sextortion – The Ryan Last Case


On February 26, 2022, 17-year-old Ryan Last became a victim of sextortion. From the moment that Ryan started chatting with the online perpetrator to the final hour when he took his life, was only six-hours. This presentation will do the following: share the details of Ryan’s case from the investigation standpoint; explain how this case is steering the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children (SVICAC) Task Force’s approach to prevention efforts in our area; discuss what the community can do to aid in the prevention of this terrible crime and the resources available to assist families and youth.


Tuesday, January 16, 2024 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (MT)

 Margaret Ochoa, J.D, & Kati Garner, M.Ed.,

Office of School Safety

Pornography Isn’t Going Away, So What Are We Doing About It?


Today's porn is violent, misogynistic, racist, and ubiquitous. This workshop will provide youth perspectives on porn consumption, including methods of exposure and ages of onset. The traumatic nature of experiencing pornography with a developing brain will be examined. The session will promote strategies to navigate the online world, knowing that youth are encountering porn both intentionally and accidentally. Resources for both schools and families will be provided to use at once.


Tuesday, January 23, 2024 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (MT)

Mr. Colton Easton, Safer Schools Together

Exploring the Powers and Risks of Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made remarkable progress in recent years, with advancements in machine learning, natural language processing, voice cloning, and a variety of additional services. These innovations have enabled AI to impact various industries, including school communities.

The future of AI holds vast potential; however, it is important to understand that there are risks associated with the utilization of such services. To better understand the power of AI, it is crucial that Safety/Threat Assessment teams stay up to date with evolving AI technology.

Following this session, attendees will better understand what AI services are currently available to today’s youth, how they are being utilized, and what risks may be associated with their use.


Tuesday, January 30, 2024 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (MT)

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D, Cyberbullying Research Center

Teens and Cyberbullying: What We Know and What We Can Do


Based on our new nationally representative study of youth in the United States, we first provide an update on the prevalence, scope, and major correlates of bullying, identity-based abuse, sexual harassment, and related harms as they occur online. We then clarify what is working when it comes to response strategies by educators and other youth professionals. Finally, we champion specific prevention efforts that can make a meaningful difference based on the research.




Please note: Certificates of attendance will be sent out virtually after you complete the online evaluation.  Thank you!



Angelie Donzanti, M.A., M.B.A

Angelie Donzanti is as a Senior Analyst for the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) in California and is assigned to the Sexual Assault Investigations Unit and Special Victims Unit. With a background in Psychology, Angelie started her career in Los Angeles working with incarcerated youth at the former California Youth Authority and as a residential substance abuse counselor providing therapy and treatment to adolescents and their families; focusing on Spanish mono-lingual and low-income households. Working with youth who have experienced trauma, human trafficking, substance abuse, mental illness, and gang affiliation, Ms. Donzanti has counseled families and youth towards family reunification and conflict resolution. 

The experience in Los Angeles led Angelie to pursue a dual Master Degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies and Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in Financial Crime Management and Corporate Risk Management and Compliance. Her focus has been to address human trafficking and child sexual exploitation in an effort to end the distribution and possession of child sexual abuse material and its lucrative business within the cyber ecosystem. Ms. Donzanti has served as an investigative intern with the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigations and as a Graduate Assistant for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies’ META Lab collecting data and analyzing Salinas police-community relationship. She has assisted the Naval Postgraduate School’s Maritime Security Program and is a Frontier Market Scouts Fellow (2018). 

Currently, within the Special Victims Unit of SJPD, Angelie serves the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children (SVICAC) Task Force. She has assisted in the implementation and roll out of the Vigilant Parent Initiative Program. A unique approach to outreach and prevention geared towards parents. The program works to empower and provide parents basic knowledge and skills to navigate popular social media applications in order to keep their children safe online. 


Colton Easton

Mr. Easton came to Safer Schools Together in 2016 after receiving his Diploma in Law Enforcement

Studies at the Justice Institute of BC. As a member of the Safer Schools Together team, he

specializes in Social Media Awareness and publicly available information gathering.

As the Project and Training Manager, Mr. Easton collects social media data that is used to assist schools nationwide in conducting accurate threat assessments. He has been involved in several high-profile cases relating to school safety in Canada and the US. As a trainer, he presents to police officers, school staff, parents, and students on social media awareness, cyberbullying, and online safety.


Kati Garner, M. Ed.

Kati Garner obtained a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wyoming as well as a Masters of Education in School Counseling and Licensed Professional Counseling from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She has worked as a teacher, school counselor and district administrator before joining the Colorado School Safety Resource Center in 2019 as the Northwest Regional Training Consultant. She recently became the Crisis Unit Manager for the Office of Schools safety where she helps support schools and districts across Colorado through crisis planning, response and recovery.


Margaret Ochoa, J.D.

Margaret Ochoa is the Manager of the CSSRC. She previously worked as the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Specialist for the Center, where she provided training and resources for school personnel, students, and their communities to identify, prevent, and respond to sexual abuse and assault. She has trained thousands of youth-serving professionals on understanding and responding to the sexual behaviors of children, identifying and responding to sexually predatory behavior, satisfying statutory obligations to report abuse, preventing juvenile sexting and relationship abuse, preventing targeted violence, and related topics.
Previously, Ms. Ochoa worked as an Assistant County Attorney in Jefferson County, Colorado.  She was primarily responsible for dependency and neglect proceedings, and advised the Department of Human Services in every aspect of child protection. She earned her law degree and her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.

Dr. Sameer Hinduja is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University, Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying, sexting, and social media and gaming abuse, concerns that have paralleled the exponential growth in online communication by young people. He has written seven books, and his interdisciplinary research has been cited approximately 23,000 times in a wide range of fields including pediatrics, information technology, computer science, business, psychology, education, and nursing. As a noted researcher and speaker on youth and social media issues for the last 20 years, Dr. Hinduja trains technologists, educators, mental health professionals, youth specialists, parents, and students around the world on how to promote the positive use of technology and build healthy online communities. Dr. Hinduja is frequently asked to provide expert commentary by news organizations, and his work has been featured in venues that include CNN, NPR, the BBC, and The New York Times. He has worked with numerous corporations (including Google, Snap, Twitch, Meta, TikTok, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, Verizon, and Cartoon Network) and organizations (including the United Nations, the White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Bank, the National Guard, the National PTA, and the Anti-Defamation League) on how best to shape policy, programs, and other initiatives. He has received Auburn University's Global Anti-Bullying Hero Award, won Florida Atlantic University's Researcher of the Year award, presented on cyberbullying at a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill, testified in front of the Attorney General and the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security, and served as a Fulbright Specialist Scholar at Dublin City University. Most recently, he has formally advised the Biden-Harris Administration’s Interagency Task Force on Kids Online Health & Safety. Dr. Hinduja is the Co-Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Bullying Prevention, published by Springer.