‘Net Safety in Russellville, Ark.


Earlier this week, federal, state and local officials joined Suddenlink to help launch a new Internet safety program in Russellville, Ark., and surrounding communities.

The program — known as SOS for “Suddenlink Online Safety” — offers workshops, conducted by Suddenlink and the Russellville Police Department for parents, teachers, and other caregivers. In the workshops, presenters discuss the scope and nature of risks to young people on the Internet; steps parents can take to protect their children when they’re online; an overview of security and parental-control software offered free by Suddenlink to customers of its most popular Internet packages.

Supportive public officials had the following to say about the program:

“Parents are the front line of defense in protecting their children against potential online dangers, but they can’t do it alone. That’s why I am pleased to offer my support of Suddenlink Communications’ new online safety initiative. This program will help bridge the generational technology divide by providing families with Internet safety information that can help answer their questions. Our children are our most precious blessings, and we must do all that we can to keep them safe.”
U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln

“The Internet is a one-stop source for finding information relevant to today’s questions and responsibilities, but even in the confines of our homes, this helpful tool can be dangerous. I’m proud of Suddenlink for taking a proactive approach in teaching parents how to monitor their children’s activities on the Web.”
U.S. Congressman John Boozman

“While the Internet is an amazing tool, unfortunately, some people also use it as a weapon against innocent users. Our office works to educate Arkansans, especially parents, about online threats and how to surf safely. Suddenlink’s program will further those education efforts and, hopefully, protect more people from Internet predators and scam artists.”
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel

“Children are more connected than ever to the Internet, which means they can be connected to anyone else on the planet, so it’s more important than ever that they stay abreast of the latest online safety precautions. I’m very grateful to Suddenlink for helping parents with their single most important responsibility, that of protecting their children.”
Arkansas State Senator Sharon Trusty

“The Internet is a great resource for everyone to use. But, as with everything, it comes with certain dangers. However, with the partnership between Suddenlink Communications and the Russellville Police Department, we are educating the public how to protect themselves and their children from those dangers.”
Russellville Police Chief Tom N. McMillen