Cyber S.W.A.T. in the News

10/16/19

Cyber SWAT tested in two NY school districts

BERNE – Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathaniel Bray is the school resource officer at Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

“Every kid I think that goes to high school now, unfortunately, has a story and has an experience that might not be positive in terms of someone targeting them that’s an online predator or just kids not being nice,” he said. “This will teach kids the costs of not being a good online citizen, as well as some of the resources to keep them safe.”

Last week, he got training in Cyber SWAT. SWAT stands for Safety While Accessing Technology.

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05/22/19

Bedford County Sheriff, wife prepare to launch Cyber SWAT in 8 different schools across US

BEDFORD, Va. – When Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown and his wife Janet started Cyber SWAT, a program to promote internet safety for teenagers, they didn’t imagine it going global.

“Quite frankly, I was hoping. But did I see it coming as quick as it came? No,” Mike Brown said.

Nearly three years since it began, the Browns’ program is making an international impact.

The pair recently went to the Vatican to talk about Cyber SWAT.

And on Wednesday they met with another potential sponsor.

“This individual would like to see this program in Canada. He’s from Canada. But it is international,” Mike Brown said.

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05/06/19

Sheriff & Dr. Brown present program to combat human trafficking at the Vatican

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) — Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown and his wife Dr. Janet Brown, a professor at Liberty University, are back from the Vatican after presenting a program called Cyber SWAT to the Global Sustainability Network.

The network focuses on battling human trafficking and sexual slavery throughout the world.

Brown and his wife started Cyber SWAT a few years ago to help students educate and mentor their peers and younger students about internet safety.

And now the program could potentially go international.

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