RIT Hosts National Internet Safety Night, April 23

RIT joins venues across the country to host a live, interactive discussion of online safety issues

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Rochester Institute of Technology will serve as a host venue for National Internet Safety Night from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering’s Xerox Auditorium.

The event links RIT with venues across the country via videoconference to engage in a live, interactive discussion of online safety issues. The event is designed to provide information and resources to students, parents and members of the community to help everyone stay safe online. Topics include online predators, cyber bullying, identity theft and other Internet-related issues.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at RIT with remarks by Edward Suk, executive director of the New York Branch of the National Center for Mission & Exploited Children and Tiffany Lee from the United States Attorney’s Office. Following the live speakers, James Finch, the assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Division, will give a keynote address via videoconference.

For more about RIT’s cyber safety efforts, and links to online safety resources, visit the Rochester Regional Cyber Safety and Ethics Initiative Web site.