October 27, 2014

Press Release: EMMY AWARD WINNING ENOUGH IS ENOUGH® INTERNET SAFETY101® AVAILABLE ON COMCAST 3-Part Series Covers Internet Safety Basics to Protect Children from P*rnograpy, Sexual Predators, Cyber Bullies
 

 

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EMMY AWARD WINNING ENOUGH IS ENOUGH® INTERNET SAFETY101® AVAILABLE ON COMCAST

3-Part Series Covers Internet Safety Basics to Protect Children from P*rnograpy, Sexual Predators, Cyber Bullies

 

GREAT FALLS, Va., Oct. 27, 2014 - To provide a resource for parents, educators and other caring adults to protect children from dangers online, Comcast and Enough Is Enough®® are teaming up to provide "Internet Safety 101SM®" on Xfinity On Demand. The series consists of three one-hour films that paint a comprehensive picture of online dangers and safety solutions. Poignant true stories, savvy dialogues and exclusive footage from law enforcement, clinicians, survivors, parents, kids, industry leaders, safety experts and a convicted sex offender are woven together in this series led by renowned Internet safety expert and Enough Is Enough®® President Donna Rice Hughes.

 

"This series will make you laugh and cry, and it will be the encouragement you need to take action to ensure your kids are protected online," said Hughes, who was nominated for an Emmy Award in the Program Host/Moderator category as the host for the series. "Through this partnership with Comcast, more people will have access to this vital information. We are grateful to Comcast for this invaluable opportunity to educate audiences to understand that no child is immune to online dangers and to be the first line of defense to ensure children have a safe and rewarding online experience."

 

The programming, which is available through the end of the year, can be viewed by Xfinity TV customers in the (Baltimore, Md., Charlottesville, Va., Richmond, Va., Roanoke, Va., Salisbury, Md., and Washington, D.C.) areas.

 

"The Internet has the power to transform lives, strengthen communities and inspire a new generation of leaders," said Comcast's Regional Vice President of Government and Community Affairs Donna Rattley Washington. "Comcast applauds Enough Is Enough®® for being a resource to parents in teaching children to use such powerful technology safely and appropriately."

 

The Emmy Award winning Enough Is Enough®® television series is an invaluable and practical resource for any caregiver who may be uninformed, overwhelmed or ill-equipped to protect children in the ever-evolving Internet world. The television series covers the safety basics viewers need to know to become educated, equipped and empowered to protect children from p*rnography, sexual predators and cyber bullies, as well as how to keep kids safe on social networking sites, gaming and mobile devices. Filled with poignant true stories and essential strategies to counter these dangers, gain information, skills and confidence to effectively protect children on all Internet-enabled devices. (Rated PG)

 

The programming can be found by going to the Xfinity On Demand menu and choosing Get Local/Internet Safety/:

  • P*rnography Harms - Every child with unrestricted Internet access can view free XXX p*rn & child p*rn in only a mouseclick. P*rnographers use deceptive marketing tactics to target vulnerable children. Hear from kids, teens, law enforcement and safety experts. Parents, Grandparents and Caring Adults: Get educated, equipped and empowered to keep kids safe from these and other online dangers by implementing both technical and practical safety measures on all Internet-enabled devices. (Rules 'N Tools®)
  •  Online Predators - Sexual predators utilize the Internet to groom vulnerable kids, access freely available child p*rnography, and avoid law enforcement detection. Hear from the brave survivor of an abduction, a convicted sex offender, law enforcement and safety experts. Parents, Grandparents and Caring Adults: Get educated, equipped and empowered to keep kids safe from all Internet dangers by implementing both technical and practical safety measures on all Internet-enabled devices. (Rules 'N Tools®) 
  • Risky Kids' Behavior - Learn about social networking, on-line gaming and cyber-bullying and how these platforms can be exploited by predators, p*rnographers and cyberbullies to harm vulnerable children. Poignant stories from youth, law enforcement and safety experts. Parents, Grandparents and Caring Adults: Get educated, equipped and empowered to protect children by implementing both technical and practical safety measures on all Internet-enabled devices. (Rules 'N Tools®)

 

 

About Enough Is Enough®®

Enough Is Enough®® (EIE) is a national non-profit organization, the mission for which is to make the Internet safer for children and families. Since 1994, EIE has been a national leader in the efforts to combat Internet p*rnography, child p*rnography, and sexual predation,incorporating a three-pronged approach. First, educating the public about Internet dangers and equipping them with safety solutions. Secondly, partnering within the technology industry to develop and implement viable, family-friendly technological safety solutions and best practices. And thirdly, promoting legal solutions that call for aggressive enforcement of existing laws and enactment of new laws to prevent the online exploitation and victimization of children EIE is dedicated to advancing awareness and solutions to these problems that promote equality, fairness and respect for human dignity with shared responsibilities between the public, the technology industry, and the legal community. EIE stands for freedom of speech as defined by the Constitution of the United States; for a culture where all people are respected and valued; for a childhood with a protected period of innocence; for healthy sexuality; and for a society free from sexual exploitation. www.enough.orgwww.internetsafety101.org;www.friendlywifi.org

 

About Comcast Cable

Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

 

About Internet Safety 101SM®

The multiple award winning adult curriculum was developed in partnership with the Department of Justice to prevent Internet-initiated crimes against children by educating, equipping and empowering parents, educators and caring adults with the knowledge and resources needed to protect children from online p*rnography, child p*rnography, sexual predators and cyberbullies, as well as cyber security risks and dangers related to social networking, online gaming and mobile devices.Internet Safety 101SM® targets its resources and materials directly into the homes and hands of parents, educators and childcare givers through both traditional and online multimedia resources. The cornerstone DVD series & Workbook elements of the Internet Safety 101SM® program capture the power of a live seminar without need for in-person training and facilitators and enables individuals or groups of any size to host Internet safety training seminars. The DVD series was reformatted for television in partnership with PBS WCVE Richmond and is available via PBS stations nationwide and Comcast VOD regionally. www.internetsafety101.org