Kids’ Internet Safety Alliance

Kids’ Internet Safety Alliance
Entertainment Software Association of Canada

Entertainment Software Association of Canada

May 01, 2007 15:37 ET

Photo/Interview Opportunity: Kids' Internet Safety Alliance Honors Fight Against Online Exploitation of Children

Awards Gala to raise funds in support of educational programs and the establishment of KINSA Centre for Child Rescue and CyberCrime Investigation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 1, 2007) -

WHAT: Recent studies have shown that 1 in 5 children are sexually
solicited or approached over the internet every year and less than
10% of incidents are ever reported to authorities(i). Bill
Hutchison, Chairman of the Kids' Internet Safety Alliance (KINSA)
Board, will be hosting the "Heroes of the Fight" Award of
Distinction Dinner on Wednesday, May 2nd at the Ontario Science
Centre. Proceeds raised from the event will be used to support
various KINSA initiatives including Youth and Parent Education
programs, Internet Safety Advocacy and the establishment of the
KINSA Centre for Child Rescue and CyberCrime Investigation.

Bill Hutchison, as well as other distinguished guest speakers will
be available to provide perspective on the challenges and the work
being done to help keep the internet safe for children. Julian Sher
will be among the guest speakers, award-winning investigative
journalist, documentary writer/director and author of five
international best-selling books including his latest work,
"One Child at a Time: The Global Fight to Rescue Children from
On-Line Predators".

WHO: Bill Hutchison, Chairman of KINSA Board & Julian Sher,
award-winning investigative journalist and international
best-selling author

WHEN: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 @ 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road (Don Mills & Eglinton)


(i)Online Victimization - A Report on the Nation's Youth, Crimes Against
Children Research Centre (June 2000)

About The Kids' Internet Safety Alliance (KINSA)

KINSA is dedicated to the elimination of online sexual exploitation of children and youth through advocacy, awareness, training and research. KINSA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with expertise in law enforcement, prosecution, business and technology. For more information, please visit

About The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC)

The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) is a proud supporter of KINSA. ESAC is the association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies in Canada that publish and distribute video and computer games for video game consoles, personal computers, handheld devices and the Internet. For more information on the ESAC and its programs, please visit

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