The Family Foundation partnered with Enough is Enough, the Office of Attorney General and Immanuel Baptist Church in Richmond last Thursday as nearly 80 people attended an Internet safety program. Attendees received Enough is Enough's Internet Safety 101 kits to teach others in their churches, schools and small groups. Donna Rice Hughes, president of Enough is Enough and Gene Fishel from the Attorney General's Internet Safety office led this hard-hitting training — equipping pastors, school administrators and parents with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect children who access the Web to download music and videos, and connect with friends. With the scourge of online pornography, the dangers of predators, and the abuse of interactive features, it is more important than ever to arm those who influence our children with the tools they need to keep young people safe.
It's only a start, and we are considering more training sessions around the state. But we are committed to doing our part to changing the culture within the culture as well through policy change. If your church or civic group would be interested in hosting a similar Internet safety training class, e-mail Roger Pogge at email@example.com. To find out more about Enough is Enough and Internet Safety 101, click here.