Senator Parker And Attorney General Cuomo Highlights The Dangers Of The Internet

Kevin S. Parker

September 23, 2008

New Internet Safety Web Content Provides Valuable Information for Teens, Parents, and Educators


Brooklyn, NY-  Senator Parker in conjunction with the office of  New York State Attorney General Cuomo led a presentation on Internet safety at the Flatbush YMCA.  The presentation was designed to assist parents in making informed decisions on utilizing online safety tools. 

“Our children are being played upon the Internet more these days and we, parents, community organizers, and leaders in government should work together  to solve online safety issues,” said Senator Parker.  This presentation gives everyone the information they need to make smart decisions about the websites their children visits.”

The presentation provided guidelines for parents, including:

·         Set rules for how much time your children can spend online what programs they can use, what sites they can visit, and who they can talk to.

·         Teach kids to protect their identity and their reputation by keeping personal information (name, age, birth date, location) private.

·         Most importantly, talk to your kids about their online experiences and the dangers out there.  Encourage them to tell a trusted adult if anything makes them uncomfortable.

The Attorney General’s office provided members with a brochure titled “Your Child’s D.I.G.I.T.A.L Life” and the information was provided in collaboration with The Netsmartz Workshop.  For more information on learning about internet safety visit

About Senator Kevin Parker

Senator Kevin S. Parker is committed to restoring the overall quality of life for the constituents of the 21st Senatorial District in Brooklyn.  A lifelong Brooklyn resident, Senator Parker has been a Flatbush resident for more than 27 years.  Having been nurtured, schooled and employed in the district, Senator Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of this ethnically diverse community that consists of 311,000 constituents in several communities which include:  Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park.