SOURCE: Protective Countermeasures & Consulting, Inc.

March 31, 2011 11:00 ET

"Be Cyber Smart & Stay Cyber Safe" Launches in Response to Increasing Concerns About Cyber-Bullying and Social Networking Dangers

National Program Will Travel Across the Country to Educate Children and Adults on Protecting Themselves From Online and Offline Dangers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - In response to the increasing incidence of cyber-bullying, online stalking and social networking dangers across the country, Be Cyber Smart & Stay Cyber Safe was launched today by Protective Countermeasures Consulting, Inc., a leading authority on the risks associated with online activities.

The mission of Be Cyber Smart & Stay Cyber Safe is to educate both adults and children on the dangers of social networking and how individuals can protect themselves from being stalked, bullied or harassed online. The program will also take on select "angel cases," which will be handled on a pro-bono basis.

As part of the program, which will travel to major cities across the country, subject matter experts will speak at schools, youth organizations, parent associations and to other groups about the issue of cyber-safety, what to do if you are a victim and preventing online problems from becoming offline dangers. Also addressed will be the long-term impact of being a cyber-bully and the consequences of harassing others online.

"As technology continues to evolve and as consumers rely on this technology as part of their daily lives, incidents of online harassment are significantly increasing," said Sal Lifrieri, president of Protective Countermeasures Consulting, Inc. and the founder of Be Cyber Smart & Stay Cyber Safe. "Adults and children need to be educated on preventative measures to reduce the chances that they will be victimized, as well as how to respond if they do become a target."

According to recent statistics, cyber-bullying, online stalking and harassment have become a rapidly growing problem in the United States. Dealing with these problems can be challenging due to the anonymous nature of the Internet. As a result, putting a stop to the offensive actions is often difficult. In addition, victims need to understand how to protect themselves against crimes, such as stalking, that begin online and transition to the offline world.

Protective Countermeasures & Consulting, Inc. (PCCI) is a leading domestic security company that provides a wide variety of security-related services and training, including private investigation, threat and vulnerability assessment, counter espionage and terrorism, executive and personal protection, stalking and social networking issues. PCCI clients include Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and individuals. More information can be found at www.protectivecountermeasures.com and www.cybersmartcybersafe.org.

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