[unisog] Call for Participation - Internet Safety Night - April 23, 2008

Raw, Randy rawr at more.net
Tue Feb 26 02:41:31 GMT 2008


I apologize for the cross post for those of you on Educause Security

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On April 23, 2008, join other locations around the country and host
Internet Safety Night - a live, interactive discussion of online safety
issues. The featured speaker for Internet Safety Night is James E.
Finch, Assistant Director, FBI, Cyber Division, who will be live at the
Columbia, Mo location. We are inviting schools, libraries, colleges,
civic organizations, cities, churches and other organizations all over
the country to host events and connect to us via interactive
videoconferencing or video streaming. To participate, simply organize an
event, and connect to the main event to hear the featured speaker. We'll
even provide you with resources for your local audience.

Internet Safety Night is a nationwide event that brings information and
resources to students, parents and members of the community to help us
all stay safer online. Topics include online predators, cyber-bullying,
identity theft, P2P and other Internet-related issues. The goal is for
communities to pull together local experts and resources - students,
parents, teachers, law enforcement and community members - to begin a
discussion about the importance of Internet safety. These local
discussions, occurring simultaneously all around the country, then
connect to the national host site in Columbia, Mo and participants at
any of the connected events can see, hear, ask and answer questions in
real time with participants at any of the other sites!

"This is such an important issue - it is absolutely critical for kids,
parents and community members to be on the same page with regard to
online safety," said Randy Raw, Manager of Network Security at MOREnet.
"The Internet is a fantastic learning tool, but like any tool, people
need to understand what the risks are and how to use it safely."

MOREnet, the Missouri Research & Education Network hosts Internet Safety
Night twice a year, and publishes a website of Internet Safety resources
located at http://besafe.more.net <http://besafe.more.net/> .  For more
information or to register your location with the event contact MOREnet
at 573-882-0054 or e-mail isn at more.net. The event is from 6:30 - 8:30
p.m. CDT.

About MOREnet

MOREnet links Missouri to a world of knowledge through a statewide
research and education network. Schools, public libraries, academic
institutions and state agencies linked to the network have access to a
secure broadband Internet connection, staff training, technical support
and electronic resources, making equitable access possible across
Missouri.

Megan L Gill
Marketing & Communications Manager
Missouri Research & Education Network (MOREnet)
573.882.0054

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Randy Raw
Manager Network Security
MOREnet
3212 LeMone Industrial Blvd
Columbia, MO 65201



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