Marshall University will host its third annual free cyber safety summit beginning  Monday, Dec. 15, according to John Sammons, assistant professor of Integrated Science and Technology and director of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence. For the first time, the program will be repeated the following day, Tuesday, Dec. 16.


The summit will be held in the conference room of the Big Sandy Superstore Arena from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on either day. It is targeted toward adults, college students and younger students ages 12-14. During the sessions participants can learn how to prevent cyber bullying, keep themselves and their families safe online, handle the dangers of social media, keep their information and computers safe and identify scams. In addition, they can find out how and why criminals target them and more.


The event is sponsored by the Department of Integrated Science & Technology, the FBI, the Huntington Police Department, Big Sandy Superstore Arena and the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence. For further information, or to reserve a seat, e-mail by Saturday, Dec. 13, specifying the date you wish to attend, or call Sammons at 304-696-7241.