October 25, 2008
Online Safety for Tweens is Focus of the Day at Kansas City Event - B-roll Now Available
John Walsh, Others Spoke about Steps Parents and Their Kids Can Take to Increase Internet Safety
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2008--John Walsh, host of FOX's America's Most Wanted, today spoke to area families about safer online behavior for "tweens" (young people age nine to 15 years old).
B-roll and photographs from today's event are now available at ftp://vccmedia.com. Media interested in accessing the files should use the username "Sprint" and the password "netsafety."
Also on hand was Alicia Kozakiewicz, who was the victim of an online crime at 13 years old. Alicia spoke about her own experiences while her mother, Mary Kozakiewicz, discussed signs parents should look out for.
In addition, a special agent from the Defense Criminal Investigative Service spoke about safer online behaviors and what safety features you should look for when purchasing a computer, while representatives from Sprint (NYSE:S) discussed the safety features you should look for when purchasing a mobile phone for your child.
After the event, the DNA LifePrint Child Safety Team was on site to offer complimentary FBI-certified biometric fingerprinting, a DNA identification kit, a digital photo and a journal to fill with the vital information needed when reporting a missing child.
The event was part of Sprint's 4NetSafety program, which gives kids, parents and teachers the resources they need to promote safer online behaviors in our young people. To learn more, visit www.4netsafety.com.
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