I know parenting in the 21st century is challenging. The widespread use of the Internet and cell phones has given children almost unlimited access to information worldwide.
Unfortunately, the Internet also provides almost unlimited access for outsiders to contact children as well.
As Californians, we're accustomed to embracing new technologies and incorporating them into our lifestyles. But the reach of the Internet and cell phones presents unique problems for parents.
The marvels of modern technology can be hugely advantageous for children, but they can also endanger their privacy or safety. Parents often ask me where they or their children can go to learn more or what they can do to better protect themselves.
For that reason, I have organized a town hall meeting on Thursday night to highlight Internet safety. This discussion will feature many experts on the topic, including representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, the California Department of Justice, the Alameda District Attorney's Office and Internet security giant McAfee.
If you have an interest, I hope you'll attend.
Internet Safety Town Hall
Thursday, October 11, 2012
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cabello Elementary School
Student Support Center – Multi-Purpose Room
4500 Cabello St., Union City, CA
If you have any questions about this town hall meeting or would like to RSVP, please contact my district office at (510) 577-2310.
As always, I welcome your feedback and look forward to representing you in the California State Senate.
Ellen M. Corbett
Senate Majority Leader