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Community Empowerment Series hosts Theresa Payton

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- From ages 8 to 80, if you have a keypad or own a cell phone, you need to know you could be at high risk for a digital security breach.

Community Empowerment Series' final event will feature Cyber Expert Theresa Payton on Saturday, April 27th at Nease High School. Doors open at 9:00am.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the country's leading experts regarding Internet Safety and security.  Payton was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the White House, the only female to hold that position, and is listed as the top 25 most influential people for online security.

The Basics:

What: Community Empowerment Series

Where: Nease High School

When: April 27, 2013 (Doors open at 9 am and the session is from 10 am-noon)


She will be discussing cyber bullying, online identity theft, cell phone safety and other areas of cyber safety.  From teachers, to guidance counselors, to parents, grandparents and especially students, this event should be mandatory. 

Did you know:

  • Over 95% of teens use social networking
  • Last year over 500,000 kids had their online identity stolen
  • 85% of teens have been cyber bullied at least once
  • Sexting: 71% of teen girls and 67% of teen boys have participated in posting/sending sexually suggestive content.
  • Seniors are a easy target for Internet scams.  We often talk about kids with Internet predators, but don't forget that the elderly are prey for digital disaster.

Do you have a mother or father that pays their bills online or is innocently playing virtual scrabble or other online games?  Maybe they enjoy the thrill of E-bay or even chatrooms, or they are in the groove with social networking and love their Facebook to keep up with the family photos.  Let's face it, even elderly are at risk online of becoming victims of predators.  Phishing scams frequently target seniors with ‘bank notices’ or official looking ‘government documents’. 

Sign them up today to come to this FREE event!  Everyone is welcome! Online registration is recommended.

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