Story Created: Apr 11, 2007 at 5:07 PM EDT
Story Updated: Apr 11, 2007 at 5:07 PM EDT
"Project Click-Safe" is described as unique in this state because of the backing that been developed for the effort. Under the leadership of the University of Pittsburg at Johnstown, five Johnstown area school districts will be joining state and local law officers in this effort to keep on-line kids safe.
During their kick off in the Ferndale elementary school gym, participants in operation Click- Safe explained why they think a unified effort is needed to protect area youngsters heading into cyber space. Organizers say children are being preyed upon by each other by adults using all of the digital technologies youngsters are familiar with. This project is aimed at making sure that the children know the dangers that are out there and the parents recognize the dangers as well .
With almost all young teens spending time on line, the organizers of this effort say their work is cut out for them. One investigator from the Pennsylvania state Attorney General's playing a part in project Click Safe says children going on line can be bombarded by sexual predators and other criminals. That's one reason why school districts will be turning to computer savvy older students to help get their safety message out. While students will play a role in project click safe, the heaviest responsibility for child internet safety will still fall on parents. To get parents involved in "project click safe" a special community meeting will be help on the evening of May 15 th on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown.Anyone interesting in internet safety is invited to attend.