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Parents Encouraged to Sign Internet Safety Agreement with Children

(PRWEB) February 18, 2014

The agreement, available at, sets online expectations and responsibilities for both parents and children.

“Research shows that 1 in 25 youths have received an online sexual solicitation where the solicitor tried to make offline contact,” said injury attorney Richard Hastings of Hartford, Connecticut, national spokesman for the Accident Attorneys Organization. In the Los Angeles case, police said their suspect admitted to arranging a meeting with one juvenile, although that meeting never took place.

“In 27 percent of the incidents solicitors asked youths for sexual photographs of themselves,” Hastings added, citing research by the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. Hastings is a partner in the law firm Hastings, Cohan & Walsh.

The guide includes the following promises:

All Family Members

We will never give out personal information such as our last name, address, phone number, city where we live, name of our school, or where we work.
We will not post or send pictures of others without their permission.
We will not give our passwords to anyone outside of the family.
We will not talk on the phone, text, or use a device while driving.


I will not create accounts or profiles without my parent’s permission.
I will not download files or pictures without my parent’s permission. They may contain viruses.
If anyone makes me feel pressured or uncomfortable, or acts inappropriately toward me online, I’ll stop talking to that person and will tell a family member or trusted adult about it.
I will never meet with someone in person that I only know online. If someone online asks to meet with me, I will tell a parent right away.


I will initiate regular conversations with my child about his or her online behavior and interests.
If I do not understand a device, app, or website that my child uses, I will ask them to explain it to me and show me how it works.
I will take the time to learn about social networking, online gaming, and other sites and technology my child uses and enjoys.

The complete agreement includes many other promises that parents and children can make to each other in order to stay safe. There is also a place for each family member to sign and date the agreement.

“Maintaining safe Internet practices as a family can help keep children safe from predators and cyber bullies, and can also protect the entire family from identity theft and other devastating financial scams,” Hastings said. is a nationwide network of highly credentialed accident and injury attorneys with three missions: Help injured people find exceptional lawyers in their area; inform the public about personal safety issues, and support worthy charities involving those who have suffered life-altering injury in the communities we serve.

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The Rhythm Surf Monkeys Fight Internet Bullying

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014

The Rhythm Surf Monkeys out of Eldersburg, Md., have a new endeavor that they are working on called Re-invented music project. It features a new song titled “Pen of Cowards,” which is an anti-cyber-bullying song.

Jim Hiltz, songwriter and guitarist for The Rhythm Surf Monkeys, said that the group would like to also make a video for the song and its very important message.

“Due to cyber-bullying, a high school classmate of mine lost her daughter, Grace McComas, to suicide in 2012,” said Hiltz. “I wrote the song, and I want to make the video because I believe it sends a message that needs to be heard.”

In addition to the song and video, Hiltz plans on hosting a seminar in cooperation with the Grace McComas Memorial. The goal is to raise awareness about the dangers of Internet bullying in schools around Eldersburg.

“We want to bring awareness to how dangerous this has not only become to our youth, but our entire society,” said Hiltz.

In addition, “Old Soldier,” one of the songs from the group’s new album, is dedicated to veterans. Hiltz said the band will perform it for veterans at Liberty High School’s Salute to Troops on May 2. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the school’s music program.

The Rhythm Surf Monkeys have launched a fundraising campaign on to bring the band’s music and video to audiences. Individuals interested in supporting their music and vision are encouraged to visit the page and contribute. The campaign runs through April 4, 2014.

According to the fundraising page, contributors will receive gifts for their contribution, including signed autographs, CD credits, and invitations to the “Pen of Cowards” video debut.

In addition to “Pen of Cowards,” The band’s new album will feature “Where Were You When My Dad Became a Hero?” a song dedicated to dads and veterans.

The Rhythm Surf Monkeys are about more than the music. They want to give back as they have for many charities, including The Wounded Warrior Project, The Intrepid Fallen Hero Fund, and Healing Newtown.

“We want to help through the power of music,” said Hiltz. “We want our music to serve others. We’d be honored if you joined our team.”

About The Rhythm Surf Monkeys

The Rhythm Surf Monkeys, a band out of Eldersburg, Md., writes and performs blues, Latin, and rock-and-roll music. The band is made up of Kyle Reitz, Jim Hiltz, Steve Kilgallon, Larry Wilson, Rob Fahey, Gary Brown, Megan Wheatly, Rachel McCusker, Tony Sciuto, Larry Wilson, Jim Frattaliand Alex Stoneroad. They released their debut album, “Highway 9,” in 2013.

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The Rhythm Surf Monkeys

Los Angeles, CA

United States

Phone No: 2327461435

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