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Saturday, January 31, 2009



from DC Public Safety (Audio) by Len

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The show features an interview with Marsali Hancock, the President of the Internet Keepsafe Coalition on the subject of minors and Internet safety. The Internet Keepsafe Coalition works in partnership with the US Department of Justice/Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention to create the Project Safe Childhood initiative. The initiative involves the Department of Justice and an array of agencies to protect the Internet experience of children.

Please see for an array of public service announcements. Please see for the web siteof the Internet Keepsafe Coalition.

Facts on child Internet safety:

·        One in four students have been exposed to unwanted pornography or asked about sex while on-line.

·        Fourteen percent of students had requests from from strangers to meet them.

·        Seven percent of students were asked for a nude photograph.

·        Parents having conversations with children about on-line safety results in their children being six time less likely to meet an on-line stranger.

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes. Lou Ann Holland produced the show for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention.

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