February 17, 2010

Internet Safety 101SM National Launch


What: Enough Is Enough® will be holding a press conference to announce the national launch of Internet Safety 101SMSM, 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. The launch event will feature exclusive footage from the Internet Safety 101SMSM teaching series, and live testimonials from experts, parents, law enforcement, and a survivor of a sexual predator featured in the Internet Safety 101SMSM DVD series.

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
For media and individuals outside of Washington, DC, join us at the press conference live on the Internet via Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/internet-safety-101-national-launch

To ask a question of anyone in the program, you will need to create a Ustream username and password.  This only takes a minute, and with your name, email, address and birthday, you will be able to take part in the virtual discussion.  You can also ask questions in real-time via Facebook or Twitter.  For Twitter, please follow us @EIETweets and use hashtag #IS101 for the event.  For Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Enough-Is-Enough/320823520454?ref=ts
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 efforts to confront online pornography, child stalking, sexual predation, cybullying, and other online threats to kids.  EIE's cornerstone program, Internet Safety 101SMSM is a comprehensive effort that addresses the critical need for parental education and empowerment.  

EIE Partners and Sponsors:
Cardinal Bank
National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
National Salvation Army
Net Nanny
S Mobile
Virginia PTA
Office of the Virginia Attorney General
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP0, U.S. Department of Justice