WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today Stop Internet Predators announced the debut of their Spanish website, which will raise awareness about new technologies that pose threats to children and empower parents and caregivers in the Hispanic community to protect their children accordingly. The website can be found at http://www.StopInternetPredators.org/espanol/ .
Not only is it National Hispanic Heritage Month, October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Stop Internet Predators has taken this opportunity of heightened awareness to talk about new applications that threaten the safety and security of children.
One such application is Google Maps "Street View" application, which allows anyone to view high resolution images of homes and schools, images that in some cases include children playing outside. Often times parents are unaware such applications exist and are therefore unable to take the necessary steps to protect their families. A petition calling for safeguards on this application already has the support of nearly 1,000 people. Stop Internet Predators encourages supporters to sign the petition at http://www.StopInternetPredators.org .
Many of the fifteen advocacy groups that have joined the campaign are happy about the opportunity Stop Internet Predators has to discuss these child safety issues specifically with the Hispanic community.
Alma Morales Riojas, President and CEO of MANA, A National Latina Organization, is featured in a video on the site explaining how important it is for the Hispanic community to be informed, to fully understand the new threats and to take the necessary action. "MANA welcomes the opportunity to utilize this new website as a platform to empower Latinas to alert themselves and their families of the possible threats brought by new technologies like Google ‘Street View’."
For more information about the campaign, for our complete list of partners or to sign our online petition to safeguard Street View please visit http://www.StopInternetPredators.org .
About Stop Internet Predators
Stop Internet Predators is a project of Stop Child Predators, launched to educate parents and communities on emerging online child safety issues and empower them to protect their children’s privacy and safety. Stop Internet Predators has a special focus on new internet technologies that pose a risk to their children’s safety, such as Google’s Street View.