Child advocate John Walsh reveals new findings during live video Facebook chat with Cox Communications about Internet Safety

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WHO: John Walsh, children’s advocate, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Cox Communications and Cox Take Charge

WHAT: Just before school gets out for summer, John Walsh discusses some new findings from “The Tween Internet Safety Survey” commissioned by Cox in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He will also talk about Internet safety tips for parents, caregivers and others.

WHERE: A special Facebook tab has been create on the Cox Facebook page to house the chat. The interview with John Walsh, child advocate, will be conducted by Adam Naide, executive director of social media marketing, Cox Communications.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 6th from 9 am until 9:30 am PST

WHY: As National Internet Safety Month commences, Cox Communications is helping to raise awareness about safe experiences for teens and tweens for home computers, was well as mobile and other enabled devices.

“The Tween Internet Safety Survey,” revealed parents are doing a good job monitoring their children’s online behavior, including talking to them and setting guidelines and restrictions for Internet use on home computers, but there is room for improvement, especially when it comes to keeping tweens safer when they use mobile and other connected devices. Findings include:

  • 83% of tweens use a gaming console to access the Internet at home.
  • 51% of parents said they monitor Internet behavior on gaming consoles
  • 42% have received a personal message from someone they didn’t know
  • 44% watched something online their parents wouldn’t approve of

The Tween Internet Safety Survey covering the online habits covering10- to 13-year-olds is available from Cox Las Vegas immediately.

The video chat originates from Washington D.C.

PHOTO OPS: Photos of John Walsh conducting the in-studio live video Facebook chat will be made available through Cox Las Vegas.

INTERVIEWS: Opportunities for media representatives to ask John Walsh questions during the video live Facebook chat are available. Contact Juergen Barbusca for a question insertion opportunity.

Juergen Barbusca, (702) 545-1004

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