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On behalf of the Cliffside Park High School Community I would like to thank you for the informative, touching, and “real life” presentation you gave regarding Cyber Bullying, Sexting and Internet Safety. Your message was loud and clear, and I know you reached a majority of the 200 hundred students in your audience, as the classes that took place afterwards, according to the teachers, were filled with conversation about your program. Again thank you very much, and I am sure a good number of the Cliffside Park student body is more informed today about the dangers of technology and the consequences of abusing technology, and will take that knowledge and make smart decisions now, and in the future.

– Jim Gaffney
Supervisor of Instruction, Cliffside Park High School


Melissa’s professional background and expertise in social justice and child advocacy issues make her a great asset for school districts to engage faculty, staff and students in critical, proactive thinking in this technology-based world.

– Bonnie J. Johnson
Staff Development Specialist and Certified DASA Trainer, ONC BOCES


This was a very informative training! I got a lot of positive feedback from our members after this training. This information is invaluable. Most of our students use social media every day but they don’t always understand the safety issues and vulnerability that comes with it. Please spread the word about this great training opportunity.

 Sue Heguy, LCSW
CPNJ Trainer & Bergen County TLC Coordinator


I highly recommend Melissa Straub as a professional speaker. As a co-chair of the Municipal Court Committee at the Bergen County Bar Association, we are always looking to have speakers that are experienced, knowledgeable and can provide useful information to our attorneys. We were happy to have Melissa speak at our seminar. Her presentation titled How to Use Social Media to Investigate Criminal and Civil Cases was so relevant and timely considering the challenges we face regarding social media. She gave an excellent presentation and several attorneys commented that her information would help them improve the way they use the internet to investigate cases. Several attorneys approached me after the seminar and commented that your presentation was particularly informative. We appreciate your participation and thank you for such an excellent presentation.

– Laura Sutnick
Chair, Bergen County Lawyers Association 2014-2015