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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2009
MEDIA ADVISORY: Attorney General McKenna and State Superintendent Dorn announce youth Internet safety program

OLYMPIA– On Monday, Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn will announce their partnership with the Entertainment Software Association Foundation and the non-profit Web Wise Kids to introduce an innovative youth Internet safety program that will be used in 70 Washington schools.

Web Wise Kids uses video games to teach students how to protect themselves from online predators, cyber-bullies and scammers. It also warns kids about illegal downloading.  Representatives of Web Wise Kids will conduct demonstrations of each of the games for reporters.

WHO:  

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna
Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn
Michael D. Gallagher, President and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association
Judi Westburg Warren, President of Web Wise Kids

WHAT:

Web Wise Kids youth Internet safety program introduced into 70 Washington schools

WHERE:

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Old Capitol Building
600 Washington St. S.E.
Olympia, WA 98504-7200

WHEN:      

Monday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m.

NOTE: 

Reporters may also listen in vial telephone. Please contact AGO public affairs for dial-in numbers.

      
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Contacts:
Janelle Guthrie, Director of Communications, (360) 586-0725
Nathan Olson, OSPI Media Relations Manager, (360) 725-6015
Dan Hewitt, Entertainment Software Association, (202) 223-2400
Carol Urton, Director of Project Management, Web Wise Kids, (714) 435-2885 x 204

 

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