Ala. attorney general hosts program on protecting children from Internet dangers

Alabama attorney general hosts program today on protecting children from Internet dangers Alabama Attorney General Troy King will speak at a free workshop program today teaching how to protect children from dangers of the Internet. "Lost in Cyberspace," is presented by the office of Attorney General King, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Troy University, the Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, the Alabama PTA and the Department of Children’s Affairs. Designed for child service and education professionals, parents and other concerned citizens, the program starts at 5:45 p.m. CDT at the Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, Ala. "Just a few years ago, we could lock predators out of our homes," said Attorney General King. "The spread of the Internet allows the most depraved and dangerous among us to invade our homes, gaining access to our children in unprecedented ways. As the threat and danger have changed, so must our response." Experts in Internet safety will discuss current trends in Internet crimes, talk about the popular young people’s web sites "My Space" and "Face Book," distribute printed materials to help parents translate "chat room" language, give a demonstration of how "chat rooms" work, and provide other resources.