November 3, 2011

Food & Drug Administration

Enough Is Enough® President Conducts Internet Safety 101SM Professional Development Training for Food and Drug Administration Employees

Donna Rice Hughes, international Internet Safety expert and president and CEO of Enough Is Enough® (EIE), a leading online safety non-profit, will educate, equip and empower employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 3, 2011 with the knowledge and resources they need to keep kids cyber secure.

Hughes is a highly sought after Internet safety expert by federal government agencies, and under her direction, with support from the Department of Justice, EIE created Internet Safety 101SM, an award-winning, multimedia training program.

This past May, Hughes presented at the State Department’s “Get Schooled: Kids and Cyber Security” event. On Thursday, Hughes will present a two-hour Internet Safety 101SM training at FDA headquarters as part of the FDA’s grand finale to National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

The event will be broadcast to FDA employees throughout the nation. The goal of the Internet Safety 101SM professional development training is to empower FDA employees with the ability to protect their families from online p*rnography, sexual predators and cyberbullies, as well as cyber security risks and dangers related to social networking, online gaming and mobile devices.

“I am honored the FDA asked me to present our Internet Safety 101SM training as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month,” Hughes said. “Parents are the first line of defense in protecting kids from online dangers. I look forward to empowering FDA employees to become more effective cyber parents by sharing the information they need to know in order to keep their kids safe on all Internet-enabled devices.”

Hughes said EIE’s goal is to ensure no child is left unprotected. This goal is synergistic with the FDA’s desire to train its employees to become cyber secure and ensure the safety of others. Attendees of the event will receive a copy of EIE’s Internet Safety 101SM plug-n-play DVD training. Attendees will be able to use this resource to train others to protect children online.

Hughes has testified a number of times before the United States Congress. She served on the 2008 COPA Commission, as well as the 2008 Internet Safety Technical Task Force formed by the U.S. Attorneys General. She is also the executive producer and instructor of Internet Safety 101SM. Hughes has been a featured guest on Dateline, The Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Oprah and 20/20, having given more than 4,000 media interviews.


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