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Parents Encouraged to Sign Internet Safety Agreement with Children

(PRWEB) February 18, 2014

The agreement, available at http://www.accidentattorneys.org, 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 AccidentAttorneys.org 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.

Child(ren)

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.

Parent(s)

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.

AccidentAttorneys.org 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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Stars Sign on to Film The New Weapon; This Project Hopes to Raise the Awareness of Cyber-Bullying

New York, New York (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

The New Weapon is a short film that is not short on talent. Taking the role of Brian will be Jamie Harrold known from his work in the Academy Award winning short The New Tenants, Kingdom Hospital, The Score and Erin Brokevich. The cast also includes Kaili Vernoff from Woody Allen’s The Curse of the Jade Scorpion and Sweet and Lowdown. Their Daughter Destiny will be played by Broadway darling Rachel Resheff from Shrek,The Musical, Marry Poppins, Billy Elliot and The People in The Pictures. Film and Television credits include 3 Backyards and Orange is the New Black. The role of Kenya will be played by Charlotte White. Charlotte White is known for her role in Private Practice as a young girl with gender identity disorder that won best performance in a television series – guest starring young actress ten and under.

Scorzelli, an award winning Director/Producer was inspired to dig deeper into the topic of cyber-bullying after noticing the number of deaths reported in the news. Michalina Scorzelli states, “The statistics of cyber-bullying are staggering.” Bullying has been happening since the beginning of time but in this new age of social media there is no escaping it. Bullying is not just happening in the schoolyards any more. Sadly, the results are destroying and costing lives.

Scorzelli, brought the script to Executive Producer and International Business man Patrick Faiola. Faiola has been in the Media and Entertainment Industry for over 26 years. He agreed to Green Light the film not just based on the obvious theme of Cyber-bullying but his strong concern with the impact technology is having on today’s youth. “All technology has Pros and Cons,” states Faiola, but unfortunately for today’s youth the negatives are having disastrous results. These consequences extend further than the segment that this film portrays. This exciting partnership makes The New Weapon the first Scorzelli/Faiola Production, in association with Independent Artists Collaborative LLC.

The New Weapon is scheduled to shoot in Upstate, NY at the end of February and will be on the fast track to be released.

A feature film titled the same is being developed based on the short to go into Production 2015.







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