Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon and FBI Officials To Announce National Program Promoting Internet Safety

Byron SpiceFriday, October 8, 2010

Event: The Internet offers young people a rich resource for learning and a popular means of socializing. But predators solicit one in seven children online, according to a recent study, which makes educating young people about safe Internet use a high priority for the FBI and Carnegie Mellon University, a world leader in computer science and cybersecurity. Gordon M. Snow, assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Division, and Michael A. Rodriguez, special agent in charge of the FBI Pittsburgh Division, will join Jeannette Wing, head of Carnegie Mellon's Computer Science Department, and Wanda Dann, director of Carnegie Mellon's Alice Project, to announce a new national competition that will increase the awareness of safe Internet practices among middle and high school students.

When: 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12

Where: Raj Reddy Conference Room (Room 4405), Gates and Hillman centers, 4902 Forbes Ave., on Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus.

Parking is available in the Gates and Hillman garage, which can be accessed from Frew Street via Roberts Drive. The entrance to Roberts Drive is between Scaife and Porter halls; keep left on Roberts and follow it down the hill; at the base of the hill, continue straight to reach the Gates and Hillman garage, which will be to your left. Take the elevator to the fourth floor and follow the signs to the news conference.

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