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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 and in school. They seek to teach children the “three keeps“:

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Bill Wardell

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