Carnegie Library Teams With Pennsylvania Attorney General, Verizon to Promote Child-Safe Internet in
The grant was awarded at a special forum, led by Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett and held at the library’s main branch in
"We believe that a safe and open Internet offers parents and their children wonderful opportunities to explore and learn about the world," said Dr. Barbara K. Mistick, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh director. "This grant will fund important educational initiatives that will give families guidelines they can follow to ensure children are using the Internet safely and responsibly."
The grant will support the library’s ongoing efforts to protect children from - and educate families about - online dangers, including hosting presentations of the
"Verizon is delighted to partner with Carnegie Library of
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett, who created his office’s Child Predator Unit to identify and arrest Internet predators before they can harm children, said: "Verizon’s grant raises the visibility of the issue of and of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh as a primary resource that members of the community can turn to for training and information on the subject."
Today’s forum is one of a number of related Verizon-sponsored events around the country focused on child Internet safety.
Verizon is engaged in Internet safety on multiple fronts. The company provides customers with an industry-leading slate of online cyber-security tools and education programs to empower parents and children. Verizon also works closely with law enforcement to assist with investigations involving crimes against children, and with partners such as iSAFE (http://www.isafe.org/verizon/), GetNetWise (http://getnetwise.org/), SeniorNet (http://www.seniornet.org/php/default.php) and the Internet Content Rating Association (http://icra.org/) to deliver tools and information to various segments of the community. The company also is collaborating with MySpace to sponsor research about student use of social networking sites.
The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, is committed to improving literacy and K-12 education; fostering awareness and prevention of domestic violence; and promoting the use of in health-care delivery. In 2006, the foundation awarded more than $69 million in grants to nonprofit agencies in the
For more information on the foundation, visit www.verizon.com/foundation.
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