(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 17, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard and Councilman Greg Stanton will join the Microsoft Get Net Safe tour next week, an effort to promote Internet Safety in schools, at home and at work. The 12-city tour brings together community organizations and government agencies along with Microsoft to encourage online safety.
Goddard will kick off the tour at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, with a press conference at Monte Vista Elementary School, 3501 E. Osborn Road in Phoenix. Goddard and Stanton will talk about the Get Net Safe tour events in Phoenix as well as efforts of the Phoenix Internet Crimes Task Force to track and arrest Internet predators.
Following the press conference, Goddard and Stanton will join representatives from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for an Internet safety school assembly. Monte Vista students will participate in the assembly.
At noon that day, Goddard will keynote a U.S./Arizona Chambers of Commerce lunch where he will discuss efforts his office is making to educate Arizonans about Internet Safety. The luncheon will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Phoenix.
On Wednesday, Aug. 23, Goddard and Stanton will participate in a parents’ forum at the Madison School District offices. The forum will feature online safety tools, information and resources from i-SAFE Inc. This forum begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
The Get Net Safe tour will feature forums on Aug. 22, 23 and 24 throughout the Valley. These forums will provide children, teens, parents, businesses and seniors with information about online safety. This tour was developed by Microsoft and 10 partner organizations to help raise awareness of computing security and Internet safety. The tour partners include AARP, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Geek Squad 24-our Computer Support Task Force, GetNetWise, i-SAFE, Microsoft, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Trade Commission’s OnGuard Online, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Event Schedule for Tuesday, August 22:
Time Event/Location Featuring
9:30 a.m. Press Conference • Attorney General Terry Goddard Get Net Safe Tour • Phoenix Councilman Greg Stanton Monte Vista Elementary School 3501 E. Osbom Road Phoenix
10:00 a.m. Elementary School Assembly • National Center for Missing and Featuring 3rd – 6th Grade students Exploited Children Monte Vista Elementary School • Attorney General Terry Goddard
- Phoenix Councilman Greg Stanton
11:30 a.m. U.S./Arizona Chambers Luncheon • National Center for Missing and Hyatt Regency Phoenix Exploited Children 122 N. 2nd St. • AARP
- Attorney General Terry Goddard (keynote address)
Event Schedule for Wednesday, August 23:
Time Event/Location Featuring
6:30 p.m. Parent Forum • Attorney General Terry Goddard Madison School District Office • Phoenix Councilman Greg Stanton 5601 N. 16th St. • i-SAFE Phoenix
Please visit the Arizona Attorney General’s Office at www.azag.gov for more information about other events being held in the Valley. Please contact Andrea Esquer at 602-542-8019 if you have any questions about the events featuring Attorney General Terry Goddard.