COLLEGE PARK, Ga., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DECA and AT&T hosted the first-ever Digital You Symposium on February 9, 2017 at Banneker High School. With guest speakers from AT&T and DECA, as well as local dignitaries, the audience of all ages enjoyed student presentations on a variety of topics related to digital education and safety.
Bill Leahy, president of AT&T Georgia remarked, "At AT&T we are dedicated to empowering our customers to use our products and services in a safe and secure manner. Digital You is a campaign to empower our consumers to seize the benefits of technology while avoiding some of the safety and security pitfalls. Digital You is part of AT&T's rich history of working with other organizations like DECA, and together we look forward to educating and empowering our consumers to help them get the most out of today's technology."
Paul Wardinski, Executive Director of DECA highlighted the importance of the symposium when he pointed out that, "Today's technology provides us with wonderful opportunities as well as the occasional challenges and pitfalls. I think programs like this are very useful for audiences of all ages – and I believe that AT&T's Digital You curriculum, combined with the enthusiasm and skills that I see in the DECA students who are helping to deliver this message, are going to make a real difference in our local communities."
According to DECA VP students from Banneker High School LaCalvin King and Leslie Alas, "We are proud to be members of DECA, and excited to have the opportunity to share this Digital You curriculum with members of all ages in and around our community. We believe that while there are so many benefits to technology, there are also some aspects that can be scary as well, and we are excited to help the people in our neighborhoods connect online safely and securely."
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