If you have teens or tweens in your life, Blogalicious‘ bLink wants to make sure that you are aware of this upcoming event on Tuesday, June 15 in Washington, DC and is extending the invitation to all local parents. Details and RSVP information below!
Cox Communications will hold its 5th National Teen Summit On Internet Safety on June 15th in Washington, D.C., gathering teens from across the country to discuss the topics of cyberbullying, sexting, digital reputation management and other online safety issues, and you are invited to share your thoughts, opinions, concerns and to ask questions. The event will also be livestreamed on the Cox Teen Summit UStream Channel, led by our blogging friend Jyl Patee of Mom It Forward.
America’s Most Wanted host and children’s advocate John Walsh will lead the discussion with the teens at the event which is sponsored by Cox in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). Following the event, you will also have the chance to meet and take photos with John Walsh.
Walsh will be joined on the panel by well-known social media expert, James Andrews, co-founder of social media communications firm, Everywhere. Andrews is an internationally-respected digital thought leader, frequent contributor on CNN and the parent of a teenaged son.
If you are a DC area blogger who would like to attend this free exclusive event, please RSVP here. Lunch will be provided and Starbucks gift cards will be available for the first 10 people who RSVP. Please note that FTC regulations regarding disclosure must be followed if you decide to post about the event.
If you can’t attend but want to follow along via Twitter as the event is occurring or read about it later, the hashtag for this event is: #cox4teensafety
About the National Teen Summit
The National Teen Summit of Internet and Wireless Safety is an extension of Cox Communications’ ongoing Take Charge! initiative, which helps parents, guardians and kids make smarter media decisions. Click Here for surveys on teen Internet safety from the last four years, online safety tools and tips, and links to NCMEC and other resources.
About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since it was established by Congress in 1984, the organization has operated the toll-free 24-hour national missing children’s hotline which has handled more than 2,377,000 calls. It has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 138,500 children. The organization’s CyberTipline has handled more than 699,500 reports of child sexual exploitation and its Child Victim Identification Program has reviewed and analyzed more than 23,796,800 child pornography images and videos. The organization works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice’s office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, call its toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST or visit its web site at www.missingkids.com.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com
I am sharing this post on behalf of Blogalicious and my role as social media manager (a paid consulting role) because internet safety is a topic I am passionate about.
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