National Consumers League Helps Consumers Go Online with Confidence; 'Making the Connection: How to Go Online' Debuts at NCL's 'Protecting E-Consumers' Annual Conference

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Consumers League

    SAN DIEGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Consumers League (NCL)
 released a new brochure today to help consumers get online safely and easily.
 The new brochure, "Making the Connection:  How to Go Online" offers quick,
 useful advice for consumers new to the online world. NCL announced the new
 brochure and provided copies to consumer advocates, businesses and government
 officials attending its annual conference, "Protecting E-Consumers" in San
 Diego, CA.
     "Making the Connection," explains in nontechnical terms how to get online,
 how to choose an Internet service provider, and how to take advantage of what
 the Internet offers safely. The brochure was developed with a grant from
 America Online, a unit of AOL Time Warner Inc.
     "Survey research indicates that many consumers are reluctant to go online
 because of fears about safety and privacy, concerns about protecting their
 children from materials inappropriate for their ages, and some general
 technophobia," said Linda F. Golodner, NCL president. "The brochure addresses
 these fears by demystifying the Internet and showing consumers practical ways
 to protect themselves and their families online."
     Kathy Bushkin, Senior Vice President of AOL Time Warner, said:  "We have
 long viewed the Internet as a unique medium that has the power to drastically
 improve people's lives on a large scale. But the first step to gaining the
 benefits of the Internet revolution is overcoming obstacles to access and
 inclusion for everyone. We salute the NCL for this brochure, which will make
 the Internet less daunting and more available for those new to the
 technology."
     To obtain a copy of the brochure, consumers send $.50 to the Federal
 Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, CO 81009; or call 888-8PUEBLO
 (888-878-3256).
 
     The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America's pioneer
 consumer organization. Our mission is to identify, protect, represent, and
 advance the economic and social interests of consumers and workers. NCL is a
 private, nonprofit membership organization.
 
     CONTACT: Holly Anderson, or Carol McKay of National Consumers League,
 202-835-3323, or media@nclnet.org
 
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    SAN DIEGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Consumers League (NCL)
 released a new brochure today to help consumers get online safely and easily.
 The new brochure, "Making the Connection:  How to Go Online" offers quick,
 useful advice for consumers new to the online world. NCL announced the new
 brochure and provided copies to consumer advocates, businesses and government
 officials attending its annual conference, "Protecting E-Consumers" in San
 Diego, CA.
     "Making the Connection," explains in nontechnical terms how to get online,
 how to choose an Internet service provider, and how to take advantage of what
 the Internet offers safely. The brochure was developed with a grant from
 America Online, a unit of AOL Time Warner Inc.
     "Survey research indicates that many consumers are reluctant to go online
 because of fears about safety and privacy, concerns about protecting their
 children from materials inappropriate for their ages, and some general
 technophobia," said Linda F. Golodner, NCL president. "The brochure addresses
 these fears by demystifying the Internet and showing consumers practical ways
 to protect themselves and their families online."
     Kathy Bushkin, Senior Vice President of AOL Time Warner, said:  "We have
 long viewed the Internet as a unique medium that has the power to drastically
 improve people's lives on a large scale. But the first step to gaining the
 benefits of the Internet revolution is overcoming obstacles to access and
 inclusion for everyone. We salute the NCL for this brochure, which will make
 the Internet less daunting and more available for those new to the
 technology."
     To obtain a copy of the brochure, consumers send $.50 to the Federal
 Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, CO 81009; or call 888-8PUEBLO
 (888-878-3256).
 
     The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America's pioneer
 consumer organization. Our mission is to identify, protect, represent, and
 advance the economic and social interests of consumers and workers. NCL is a
 private, nonprofit membership organization.
 
     CONTACT: Holly Anderson, or Carol McKay of National Consumers League,
 202-835-3323, or media@nclnet.org
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X18127307
 
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