SOURCE: Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council

August 08, 2008 12:21 ET

Protect Your Children Against Cyber-Bullying: Parry Aftab Speaks Out Against Cyber-Crime at Girl Scout Event

REDLANDS, CA--(Marketwire - August 8, 2008) - As the leading expert on cyber-crime in the United States, Parry Aftab will be sharing her expertise with parents and educators at the We Believe in Girls! Summit 2008, presented by the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council.

Cyber-bullying is a new type of violence that most parents and educators were never faced with as youth. As our society becomes more technologically advanced and youth are "surfing the web" regularly, cyber-crime is becoming a common problem.

Parry founded and continues to run the world's largest cyber-safety and help group, now known as WiredSafety.org. After being confronted with evidence of child sexual exploitation online, she has chosen to devote her time to issues and technologies impacting children and families online. She founded and continues to run the world's largest cyber-safety and help group, known as wiredsafety.org.

We Believe in Girls! Summit 2008 is an informative conference that you won't want to miss! Along with Parry, speakers and authors Cheryl Charles, Carol Platt Liebau and Patricia Diaz Dennis will address issues and answer questions regarding provocative teen behavior, re-connecting children and nature, cyber-bullying and additional pressures girls today are faced with.

We Believe in Girls! Summit 2008 will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 2-5:30 p.m. at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764. Registration fee is $45 and open to the public; and includes an informative conference, book signing opportunity, fun tote bag, journal set and parking. For more information go to www.gssgc.com, or call (800) 400-GIRL. The sponsor of We Believe in Girls! Summit 2008 is REI.

About Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council

Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council (GSSGC) serves more than 15,000 girls in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. With the dedicated support of 5,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts meets the needs of girls ages 5 to 17 through fun, value-based, educational programs. For more information, visit the GSSGC website at www.gssgc.org or call (800) 400-4475.

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