Sunday, October 11, 2009

More about the Stop Cyberbullying Coalition event

The StopCyberbullying Coalition Event
October 13, 2009
Senate Building – Russell SR325
Noon – 4pm (lunch provided)

WiredSafety, home of, will host the first StopCyberbullying Coalition event on Capitol Hill. Leaders in the entertainment and Internet industries, cybersecurity and safety, cybercrime and policy, international media and expert tweens and the award-winning Teenangels will join forces to address cyberbullying and sexting risks. Cynthia Logan will join Debbie Johnston as the luncheon speakers to share their personal pain of losing their teens, Jessie Logan and Jeffrey Johnston, to cyberbullying inspired suicides.

Bill O’Dowd, executive producer of Zoey 101 and other successful tween and teen productions, will share his thoughts on reaching young people effectively with the right messages, like how to Stop Cyberbullying.

Three panels will cover the Tween and Teen Perspectives, the Law, Best Practices and Internet Risk Management and Moving Forward, how all stakeholder groups can work towards a common goal. Coalition members and experts represented on the panels include Facebook, Microsoft, Xbox, AOL, Yahoo!, Google, Build-A-Bear Workshop, myYearbook, MTV, the Girl Scouts of the USA, the Ad Council, Disney, Kids@Play, Buzz Marketing Group, the Office of the Mayor of NY, the FTC, Candystand, the US Department of Education, Seventeen Magazine, Liz Claiborne, iKeepSafe, the National Crime Prevention Council, WiredMoms, Verizon and WiredSafety’s Tweenangels and Teenangels. (Others are pending confirmation.) Learn what others are doing and what you can do to help address this growing problem. The event will be moderated by WiredSafety’s Executive Director, privacy lawyer Parry Aftab.

See a sneak preview of the StopCyberbullying Toolkit for Schools sponsored by Facebook, Microsoft, LG Phones, MySpace, Procter & Gamble, Adobe, myYearbook, AOL, Canada’s Child Safety Research and Innovation Center, NCPC, the ADL, Build-A-Bear Workshop, WiredTrust and others will take place during the luncheon presentations.
Event open to invited guests only. To request an invitation, please contact Parry Aftab’s office, 201-444-8910 or email Parry Aftab ( Space is very limited and an RSVP is required. Media will be in attendance and the event will be videotaped, blogged and Tweeted live. For more information, follow WiredMoms on Twitter or Parry’s cybersense blog,

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