Protecting children from the dangers of the Internet will be the focus of the Maryland State Bar Association’s conference for parents and educators on Wednesday, May 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Maritime Institute of Technology in Linthicum, Maryland. The Honorable Lynne Battaglia of the Maryland Court of Appeals will offer the keynote address. As former United States Attorney for the State of Maryland, Battaglia has been in the forefront of cyberlaw and cyber safety issues. This one-day conference will also feature speakers from the Maryland State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Attorney General’s Office, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, America Online, United States Customs, and the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Office. There will be specialty workshops on what preventative measures are available to parents and educators on how to reduce the online sexual exploitation of youth; reducing the potential for Internet criminal activity by children; protecting a child’s privacy online, prosecuting Internet crimes and using safety resources that are available online.
The Maryland State Bar Association is sponsoring this conference in conjunction with Law Day activities that are held across the state during the month of May. On Law Day, Americans traditionally honor this country's democracy, our individual rights and freedoms and our rule of law. Maryland's legal community celebrates Law Day by volunteering to help others.
For more information on the conference, call Jennifer Henderson at (410) 685-7878/(800) 492-1964 or visit the MSBA website at www.msba.org. Parents and educators are encouraged to register for this free event by calling (410) 706-5360 by May 7.