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College of Education Provides Free Online Seminar about Internet Safety for Children

Current students, alumni, and members of the University community can participate in the EdLion session, “Internet Safety for Children,” April 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. ET.

(April 2007)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The College of Education invites current students, alumni, and members of the University community to participate in the upcoming EdLion session, “Internet Safety for Children,” April 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. ET.

Presenters include Ms. Iris Beckwith, vice president of the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, and Dr. Kyle Peck, associate dean for outreach, technology, and international programs for the College of Education. This session provides an overview of useful safety techniques for parents and educators of young children.

The Keep Safe Coalition group teaches basic rules on Internet safety to children, parents, and educators. Studies show that one in five youth using the Internet receive an online sexual solicitation in a one-year period, and 29 percent of children will freely give out their home address if asked. Visit the Coalition’s Web site at www.ikeepsafe.org for more details.

EdLion offers free online interactive seminars designed to provide educators ongoing preparation and support throughout their teaching profession. EdLion sessions have been approved for ACT 48 credit, and forms will be available online following the session.

To RSVP and submit topic questions, visit edlion.ed.psu.edu/participate.cfm.

Learn more information about EdLion and other College of Education professional development opportunities.