Internet Safety Program Reaches Over 50,000 Kids

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TOPEKA, Kan — A Kansas program designed to keep children safer on the web reached 56,321 kids in 2011, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

The Netsmartz program is available across the state from the Kansas Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and monitored by the Attorney General’s Office. The interactive, educational program is a product of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. It uses interactive activities to teach children how to be safer online.

“Netsmartz is a wonderful program to remind all of us — children and adults — of the dangers lurking on the Internet,” Schmidt said. “Once again, our partners in the Kansas Boys & Girls Clubs have done a great job getting this message out there and helping Kansans stay safe online.”

The Attorney General’s Office began working with the Boys & Girls Club in 2006 to bring the Netsmartz program to classrooms across the state.

To learn more about the Netzsmart program call the Attorney General’s Office at (785) 296-2215 or www.netsmartz.org.

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