ST. LOUIS, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Business of Champions' founder and Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock announced that he is spearheading an effort to educate parents regarding the dangers of "sexting," cyber bullying and online sexual predators. The program, called "Champions Keeping KidSafe," is a joint effort of the Business of Champions (BoC), a trusted connection between high profile individuals and companies/causes, and Tim Woda (an Internet & Child Safety Advocate, Co-Founder of KidSafe and author of Keeping Kids Safe: A Guide for Parents of Social and Mobile Children).
"Today, I am calling upon every parent in the St. Louis Metro area to join me in confronting and fighting the ever-growing epidemic of 'sexting,' cyber bullying, and online sexual predators," said BoC founder and Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock. "Although we come from various walks of life, when it comes to the safety of kids we can play on the same team to protect the innocence of children through the 'Champions Keeping KidSafe' program."
Free events will be hosted at Alton High School Auditorium – Alton, IL – Monday April 19th 7:00 PM; James J. Eagan Civic Center- Florissant, MO – Tuesday April 20th 7:00 PM; Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church – St. Louis, MO – Wednesday April 21st 7:00 PM; and Ft. Zumwalt High School East – St. Peters, MO – Thursday April 22nd 7:00 PM.
Recent statistics show that 20 percent of kids have sent a "sexting" message, thirty-three percent of kids have been bullied online and 60 percent of kids 12-17 have been asked to meet offline by a stranger. In addition, more than 45 percent of kids say parents wouldn't approve if told what they were really doing online.
The "Champions Keeping KidSafe" program connects parents, athletes, pastors, educators, and law enforcement with child and online safety experts, to provide a clearer understanding of the technology our kids are using and the issues they face. This new and innovative program will equip parents with the information they need to keep their kids safe.
SOURCE Business of Champions