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Partnership aims to protect children from online predators, cyber-bullies

University Park, Pa. — Studies show that 1 in 5 youth using the Internet receive at least one online sexual solicitation in a one-year period, and 29 percent of children will freely give out their home address if asked.

In light of this reality, many states are requiring schools to teach students about . For example, in Pennsylvania, Attorney General Tom Corbett, along with other Pennsylvania officials, has called for every school in Pennsylvania to have a proven bullying prevention program, especially one that focuses on the new wave of .

As part of this effort to help children and youth learn how to protect themselves online, Penn State has formed a new partnership with the Internet Keep Safe Coalition.

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition group teaches basic rules of Internet and parents, reaching them online at http://www.ikeepsafe.org/ and in school. They seek to teach children the “three keeps“:

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