Leading Internet Safety Group Launches National Program to Help Parents Protect Kids From Online Dangers

Jan 26, 2010, 15:31 ET from Enough Is Enough

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:

Enough Is Enough will announce the national launch of Internet Safety 101(SM), a comprehensive DVD teaching series, workbook and Web site that uniquely educates, equips and empowers parents, educators and other caring adults with the knowledge and resources they need to protect kids from dangers across all Internet enabled devices.



WHY:

Today's kids have free and easy access to pornography. Predators and cyberbullies have easy and anonymous access to vulnerable kids. Children are engaging in risky behavior via computers, cell phones, gaming systems and social networks.  Adults are often uninformed, ill-equipped and overwhelmed about how to deal with Internet dangers and to ensure that children under their care have a safe and rewarding online experience.



WHEN:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 11:00 a.m.



WHERE:

The Heritage Foundation


Allison Auditorium


214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC


202.546.4400



INTERVIEW

Donna Rice Hughes, President and Chairman, Enough Is Enough

OPPORTUNITIES:

Key officials from EIE national partners: AOL, MySpace, The Salvation Army and Verizon


Experts, parents, law enforcement, survivor of a sexual predator and others featured in the Internet Safety 101(SM) DVD series



CONTACTS:  

Michael Schick, 202-333-8812, mschick@adfero.com


Shellie Edge, 202-719-9685, sedge@adfero.com



BACKGROUND:

Enough Is Enough (EIE), a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, emerged in 1994 as the national leader on the front lines to make the Internet safer for children and families. Since then, EIE has pioneered and led the effort to confront online pornography, child pornography, child stalking and sexual predation with innovative initiatives and effective communications. EIE's Internet Safety 101(SM) is a comprehensive multi-media program that addresses the critical need for parental education and empowerment. For more information, visit www.internetsafety101.org.



EIE PARTNERS

AOL

AND SPONSORS:

AT&T


Cardinal Bank


Google


Microsoft


MySpace


National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)


National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers (NOBLE)


National Salvation Army


Net Nanny


S Mobile


Verizon


Virginia PTA


Office of the Virginia Attorney General


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice


SOURCE Enough Is Enough



RELATED LINKS

http://www.internetsafety101.org