Attorney General to hold Internet Safety Talk to Grandparents

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Attorney General Alan Wilson announced a special presentation will be made to provide grandparents with the latest tips for keeping children safe while they are on the Internet. Patti Fowler, Internet Safety Coordinator for the state‘s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, will discuss safety concerns and share pointers for avoiding trouble online. She will speak at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12 at Chik-fil-A, 2600 Decker Boulevard in Columbia. The hour-long presentation is open to grandparents and other community members. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is a division of the South Carolina Attorney General‘s Office. “As the parent of two young children, I recognize the importance of online safety,” Wilson said. “In many ways, the Internet is like a chainsaw: when used properly, it can be a powerful tool. But in the wrong hands, it can cause injury and destruction. We‘re seeing a rapid increase in education and business conducted online, and it will keep expanding in the coming years. So it‘s important for our children to learn now how to protect themselves while they‘re using this important communications device. Grandparents also need to know what their grandchildren should do -and in some cases what they should not do- while they‘re online. It‘s not enough to hope children are safe; we m ust give them the skills they need so they can stay safe. This important presentation does that.” To schedule a presentation for your school or community group, contact Patti Fowler at (803) 734-4098 or via email at

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