September 1, 2015

Press Release: SPANISH VERSION OF EIE'S INTERNET SAFETY101® TV SERIES PREMIERES ON XFINITY VOD
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

Comcast and Enough Is Enough® Announce the Premiere of the Emmy Award-winning Internet Safety101 Program in Spanish, and relaunch the English Version on Xfinity On Demand

GREAT FALLS, Va., September 1, 2015 - Comcast and Enough Is Enough® teamed up earlier this year to provide the Emmy award-winning "Internet Safety 101SM" television series on Xfinity On Demand in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. The Program provides comprehensive educational programming for parents, educators and other caring adults to protect children from dangers online. After a successful run with thousands of views, the partnership continues with the introduction of the Spanish-dubbed version of the series this fall, just in time for back to school.

"Children as young as 2 years old have Internet access via their parents' smart phones and tablets. It's imperative that all parents understand how vital it is to implement the age-appropriate safety measures on all Internet-enabled devices used by their children," said President and CEO of Enough Is Enough® Donna Rice Hughes, who was nominated for an Emmy Award as the Program Host/Moderator. "We are thrilled to announce the premiere of the Spanish version of the series to reach the underserved Spanish-speaking population. It is our vision that thousands and even millions of Spanish-speaking parents and caring adults will now be educated and empowered to be the first line of defense to prevent Internet-initiated sexual exploitation of children."

The program was dubbed into Spanish by EIE's partner, Alliance College Ready Public Schools under the leadership of Gayle Miller, board member of both Alliance College Ready Public Schools and Enough Is Enough®. Alliance is the largest nonprofit charter organization in Los Angeles, comprised of 27 free, public charter high schools and middle schools serving 12,000 low-income students.

"The Internet has the power to transform lives, strengthen communities and inspire a new generation of leaders," said Vice President of Government and Community Affairs for Comcast's Beltway Region 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 Internet Safety 101SM television series consists of three one-hour programs and 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 cyberbullies, as well as how to keep kids safe on social networking sites, gaming and mobile devices to effectively protect children on all Internet-enabled devices. (Rated PG)

Comcast customers with Video On Demand in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey,Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia are now able to access the Internet Safety 101SM television series. The programming can be found by going to the Xfinity On Demand menu and choosing Get Local/Internet Safety:

  • Harmful Content - Every child with unrestricted Internet access can view free XXX p*rn & child p*rn in only a mouse click. 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 501(c) 3 national, non-partisan non-profit with a mission to make the Internet safer for children and families by advancing solutions that promote equality, fairness and respect for human dignity with shared responsibility between the public, technology and the law. www.enough.org; www.internetsafety101.org; www.friendlywifi.org

About Comcast Cable

Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers 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. Visitwww.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.The DVD series was reformatted for television in partnership with PBS WCVE Richmond. www.internetsafety101.org