In conjunction with iKeepSafe, Comcast is bringing the “Faux Paw the Techno Cat®” Internet safety program to Spiritridge Elementary School on June 12th. Students will participate in a special program with Attorney General McKenna, hosted by iKeepSafe and Comcast, to learn how to have a safe and healthy experience with connected technology.
Event highlights include:
- iKeepSafe and Comcast honoring Attorney General McKenna with the Internet Keep Safe Award for his notable efforts in keeping children safe and healthy online.
- Students hearing the story of Faux Paw the Techno Cat, the curious, Web-surfing cat who teaches kids how to keep safe online. The Faux Paw™ costume character will be on hand to bring the story to life for students. The “Faux Paw the Techno Cat” Internet Safety Program teaches kids and parents the “3 Keeps” of Internet safety, how to: keep your personal information safe, avoid cyber-bullies and balance the time spent on-and-offline. The accompanying curriculum was created in partnership with Penn State’s Dept. of Education, a global team of educators and iKeepSafe.
- Interactive Q&A exploring the role the Internet plays in students’ school and family lives. Topics include cyber-bullying, social networking sites, Internet addictive disorder and warning signs to watch out for while your children are online.
Where: Spiritridge Elementary School
16401 SE 24th Street
Bellevue, Washington 98008
When: June 12th, 2008
Media arrivals, set-up and pre-interviews: 9:30 a.m.
Press event: 10 a.m.
Post media interviews: 10:35 a.m.
Media interviews will be available with the following:
• Attorney General McKenna
• Amber Lindsay, iKeepSafe
• Steve Kipp, Vice President, Comcast
In-studio interview requests with broadcast media may also be arranged; please call with your request.
Tammy Leavitt at (310) 754-9133 or Tammy@iKeepSafe.org
Janelle Guthrie, Director of Communications, (360) 586-0725
More on the Internet Keep Safe Coalition www.iKeepSafe.org
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and/or first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online. The coalition partners include the FBI, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Reading is Fundamental, and Communities in Schools. (For a complete list of partners, visit iKeepSafe.org.) The coalition provides parent tutorials and age-appropriate educational resources, including the Faux Paw the Techno Cat ®Internet safety series of books and animated films for children. iKeepSafe uses these unique partnerships to disseminate the safety resources to families worldwide, including pilot programs launching this year in China, India and Australia.
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