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Geeks On Call Franchisees Host Child Internet Safety Event in Waldorf, MD
Jul 03, 2008 (08:07 AM EDT)
NORFOLK, Va., July 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. , a premier national provider of professional IT solutions to small business and residential customers through its trade name Geeks On Call, announced today that its franchise partners in Waldorf, Maryland, will present a public service seminar called 'The Parents' Guide to Internet Safety'.
The seminar, held at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, will consist of a presentation on Web-safe practices, including helpful tips about using chat rooms and social networking sites like MySpace. It was titled after the document of the same name, authored by Geeks On Call and made available for download at no charge on the Company's Web site, as a public service.
Alex and Jennifer Bleam, a husband-and-wife team who own a Geeks On Call franchise, developed and sponsored this event to help parents become savvy about kids' Web activities and protect their children from Internet threats. The parents of three boys, the Bleams have unique insight about parents' Web safety concerns, and will offer concrete practices and software designed to assist parents in monitoring minors on the Web.
The Bleams will coach parents on 'Net Lingo' to help them understand the language their children use on the Web. The event will also feature a 'Q & A' session and drawings for door prizes, such as flash drives and cyber safety software from CA and Sentry Parental Controls. Child safety company Ident-A-Kid has contributed coupons for free child identification kits, which are used in rescue efforts when locating missing and abducted children.
Jennifer Bleam said, "We often hear our clients' concerns about their children's Internet habits. As the local experts in evolving technology, we have products, services, and information that can help keep children safe online. We thought a public awareness seminar would be a great way to distribute this information quickly and effectively."
The event, offered twice to increase the opportunity for parents to attend, will take place July 7th and 9th from 6:45-9 p.m. at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, located at 3090 Crain Highway in Waldorf. For further information, please call the Waldorf Jaycees, co-sponsors of The Parents' Guide, at 301-645-4546 or 301-843-2233.
About Geeks On Call
Geeks On Call is a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. email@example.com. Founded in 1999, the Company is a pioneer in the mobile, rapid-response on-site IT service concept. Geeks On Call's certified IT professionals service small businesses and residential customers across the nation, providing computer privacy and security solutions, hardware and network installations and troubleshooting, as well as repairs, upgrades and consulting. Geeks On Call also co-markets through endorsed vendor relationships with other Franchisors, who offer GOC services to their franchisees as a value-added benefit. Over 250 independently owned and operated franchises have been granted, with new franchise and Corporate locations opening regularly. For more information, including franchising and Endorsed Vendor Program opportunities, call 1-800-905-GEEK or visit . Send an email of inquiry to .
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