OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jun 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --As part of national Internet Safety Month, Sprint (NYSE:S) will host a live Web chat next week addressing Internet safety for youth. Nancy McBride, National Safety Director at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), will discuss the importance of youth Internet safety education on Tuesday, June 29, from noon to 1 p.m. CT.
The live chat can be accessed at http://community.sprint.com/ and questions can be submitted during the hour-long chat or prior to at http://community.sprint.com/. No advance registration is required for this event.
"Sprint is a strong supporter of youth Internet Safety education through their 4NetSafety program," said McBride. "The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is thrilled to partner with Sprint to deliver Internet safety education resources. I'm looking forward to sharing the tools that are available for kids, parents/guardians and educators to address this important issue."
A complete transcript of the Web chat will be available on the community site following the event.
The June 29 Web chat is part of 4NetSafety, Sprint's long-standing program providing kids, parents, guardians and educators with the resources they need to ensure our young people have safe experiences online. Sprint has partnered with leading experts such as NCMEC to create and share 4NetSafety materials with children and the adults in their lives. To learn more, please visit www.4netsafety.com.
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