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Archive for April 2009

A recent study by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that nearly 70 percent of teens regularly receive personal messages online from people they don’t know. And 31 percent of teens say they regularly reply and chat online with people they don’t know.

With that in mind, Congressman Adam Putman, in conjunction with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, is sponsoring an Internet Safety seminar at the Winter Haven Library, 326 Avenue A Northwest, on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. The seminar will be held in the library’s community room from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Polk County Sheriff’s Office Chief of Investigations, W.J. Martin, will be presenting. The public is invited to attend.

“Every day our school-age children rely on the Internet,” said Putnam. “Whether it is to do research for a school project or to chat with friends, the Internet opens up new wonderful new opportunities for learning and positive social interaction. Unfortunately, just as in the real world, there are dangers lurking online. This seminar will show parents what they can do to keep their children safe.” – Congressman Adam Putman

“Advancements in technology have made our children more vulnerable prey, and we must protect them. In this seminar, Chief Martin will explain that law enforcement alone cannot get the job done – we need vigilant parents, families, and communities. I am committed to protecting the safety and innocence of our most precious resource – our children.” – Sheriff Grady Judd

Please contact the Office of Congressman Adam H. Putnam at 863/534-3530 or toll free at 866/534-3530 should you have any questions or require additional information.

April 2009

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