An FBI agent will discuss the dangers facing children and adults from emerging technologies and social media in presentations later this month at St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School and Maui Preparatory Academy.
Agent Arnold La'anui will host the presentation titled "Digital Tattoos: Real Ethics in a Virtual World" in St. Anthony's library April 25 at 6 p.m. and Maui Prep's dining hall April 26 at 5 p.m.
"Digital Tattoos" looks at the culture of branding and examines how modern tools create permanent marks in virtual space that can have lasting effects on a person's future.
La'anui's investigative career began in the FBI's Violent Crime/Major Offender Program, where he served for eight years as a member of the SWAT team.
He has lead federal investigations in bank robbery, juvenile prostitution, serial homicide, police corruption, narcotics, labor racketeering, computer hacking and child pornography cases.
In addition to the two schools, the Hawaii Association of College Admissions Counselors helped bring "Digital Tattoos" to Maui.
For more information, contact Cindy Martin at St. Anthony at 244-4190, ext. 224, or Keenan Reader at Maui Preparatory Academy at 665-9966.