October 2, 2008

Virginia Tidewater Region Internet Safety 101SM Town Hall (Oct. 2)
 

Enough Is Enough® & Virginia PTA Present: Internet Safety 101SM: Empowering Parents

Virginia Tidewater Region Internet Safety 101SM Town Hall
October 2, 2008


On October 2nd, 2008, Enough Is Enough® will present Internet Safety 101SM: Empowering Parents, the groundbreaking teaching program for parents, guardians and educators to the Tidewater Region, in partnership with the Virginia PTA. Virginia is the only state to host the program before a national launch in 2009. Each PTA and PTSA in Virginia will receive a free copy of the Internet Safety 101SM program thanks to a generous grant from Verizon who is also assisting in funding the town hall meetings.

The Town Hall meetings will highlight one of the segments included on the four-part teaching resource contained on the Internet Safety 101SM DVD and provide attendees with the necessary information to be able to present the entire 101 program in their schools and communities.

The Tidewater Town Hall meeting includes PTAs and PTSAs as well as all communities in the cities or counties of: Accomack, Chesapeake, Franklin, Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, James City, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach and York.

In 2007, Virginia PTA formed an Internet Safety Task Force to work alongside Enough Is Enough® on the development of key elements of the Internet Safety 101SM program which is based on interviews with law enforcement professionals, Internet safety experts, industry leaders, psychologists, researchers, clinicians, parents, teens and victims. The 101 program will cover topics including current and emerging online threats and will present information to educate and equip parents on safety basics that can be applied across all Internet-enabled devices.

The 101 program will cover topics including current and emerging online threats and will present information to educate and equip parents on safety basics that can be applied across all Internet-enabled devices. For information about the meeting, please visit the Virginia PTA's site or contact Dianne Florence, Immediate Past President of the Virginia PTA, at: dianneflorence@yahoo.com or 757.481.1173.

Tidewater Region Townhall
Norview High School
6501 Chesapeake Blvd.
Norfolk, VA, 23513

6:00-7:00 p.m. Registration, refreshments and distribution of Internet Safety Program materials to PTAs and PTSAs. Non-PTA or PTSA attendees will be able to purchase or order copies of the 101 program for a nominal fee that evening

7:00-9:00 p.m. Internet Safety 101SM: Empowering Parents program