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2014-02-25 08:26:26

Emmy® Winner Bryan Cranston Kicks Off Series with Tickets to his Broadway Debut, After-Party with Cast of "All the Way" LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chideo (charity + video), the latest venture from entrepreneur and philanthropist Todd Wagner, today announced the launch of a new flash sweepstakes series available exclusively to fans registered on the free digital platform. Designed to mobilize the way consumers give to charity, Chideo gives fans the power to vote...

2014-02-11 20:21:53

ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of Safer Internet Day, a survey released today by Cox Communications and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says despite online bullying (also known as cyberbullying) being a serious concern for teens and their parents, many teens are not telling their parents about their experiences. Key trends among the teens surveyed include: -- Three in 10 teens claim to have been bullied online (31 percent) -- One in 10...

2014-01-29 08:29:05

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CEO of Global Holdings, Sam Solakyan, has accepted an invitation to join the prestigious Board of Directors for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Since he began working with the NCMEC, Solakyan has championed the organization's cause in multiple capacities, including serving on its Advisory Council. "We're delighted to have Sam on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Missing and Exploited...

2014-01-13 08:34:29

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is Amber Alert Awareness Day, marking the 18 year anniversary of the day Amber Hagerman was abducted while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and later found murdered. In April of 2003, in her honor, President Bush signed into law the PROTECT Act, which statutorily established the national AMBER Alert(TM) coordinator role. Since, the AMBER Alert Program has been credited with more than 675 successful recoveries of missing or...

2013-12-13 16:26:03

Nearly two out of three Virginia Teens Hide Internet Activity from Parents CHESAPEAKE, Va., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Electronics Association is forecasting the 2013 Holiday Season to be the largest electronic sales season ever. With electronic gifts on the rise and children out of school on winter break, Cox Communications would like to remind parents to take measures to keep children safe while using the Internet. Cox and the National Center for Missing and Exploited...

2013-09-07 23:04:29

Mesa Father/Entrepreneur kicks off a fundraising campaign to make Amber Alert Prevention Technology a reality. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) September 07, 2013 A new Amber Alert prevention device and corresponding smartphone app for monitoring have been released as an Indiegogo project in an effort to launch a new age of child safety products. Amber Jewel, a discreet GPS enabled tracking device, will allow parents to locate a missing child within minutes with a text message alert once the...

2013-08-26 23:24:44

Avionex's intuitive software, KidGopher, can issue an Endangered Child Notification in the event of a child abduction or endangerment. Greenville/Spartanburg SC (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Should an unauthorized guardian or “Gopher” take the child during pick up, the KidGopher Endangered Child Notification will be sent to both the local and state authorities within minutes of the abduction. When the school faculty issues an Endangered Child Notification they are able to access records...

2013-08-06 12:30:54

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In new videos and a game launched today on www.NSTeens.org, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Sprint (NYSE:S) are challenging tweens (8-12 year olds) to think about the choices they're making online. The new content added to the free Internet-safety site tackles issues like cyberbullying and online enticement. Its goal is to empower kids to be safer and smarter online. "Recent studies have found...

2013-06-18 12:35:44

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® today announced it has received a $1 million grant from Google, Inc. (GOOG) that will help fund its fight to stop the sexual exploitation of children. In recent years law enforcement has seen a rise in these crimes and in the past 12 months, the National Center has received more than 500,000 reports of child sexual exploitation through its CyberTipline®. In that same...

Google Works With Government To Take Down Child Pornography
2013-06-17 11:51:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google announced increased measures to not just fight against child pornography, but to completely remove it from the web. Ever a guardian and champion of the free and open access the Internet delivers its users, the search giant admits that sometimes that which can be used for good can also be used for evil. Therefore it will be approaching the problem of child pornography on the two fronts where it has the most power: Money...