Attorney General to unveil Internet-safety program aimed at preparing parents to help children confront online dangers

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will join with Rep. Nancy Todd, the Entertainment Software Association and Web Wise Kids on Monday, Jan. 11, to unveil an Internet safety program that will help the state’s parents keep their children safe online.

The program, Wired With Wisdom, is designed to provide parents and caregivers with useful information and solutions related to the problems their children might encounter in today’s digital age. The program addresses the dangers associated with social networking, email, cell phones, chat rooms, instant messaging and other technology widely used by youth today so that adults are equipped to educate young people about safe and responsible online practices.

WHO:   Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, Representative Nancy Todd, Web Wise Kids Vice President Carol Urton, and Entertainment Software Association Senior Manager Robb Bohannon

WHAT:  The participants will each speak briefly about the need to prepare parents and teachers to recognize and deal with potential online hazards facing children and tools available through the Wired With Wisdom program.

WHERE: Office of the Attorney General
                 1525 Sherman Street, 7th floor
             Denver, Colorado

WHEN:   Monday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m.

WHY:      Recognizing the need for effective online safety education, the Entertainment
Software Association began working with Web Wise Kids in 2001, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting child Internet safety. The two organizations now partner with parents, school administrators, and elected officials to make these programs available to parents and teachers across the country.  States, including, California, New Mexico, Utah and Virginia, have participated in the program.

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