RESCUECOM Issues Advice on Protecting Kids on the Internet

Following Court Ruling, RESCUECOM Offers Advice to Parents About Computers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
3/22/2007:

Judge Rules Protecting Children from Sexually Explicit Material is Parents' Responsibility

Syracuse, NY - March 22, 2007 - Senior U.S. District Judge Lowell Reed Jr. in a decision today struck down as"unconstitutional" the 1998 U.S. Law (Child Online Protection Act) that makes it a crime for commercial Web site operators to let children access "harmful"material, as "too broad."

Commenting on the ruling, David A. Milman, CEO of the national independent computer repair company RESCUECOM, indicated, "For many parents, their children know as much if not more about their computers than they do. However, this decision puts the burden squarely on parents to take action to protect their children."

RESCUECOM recommends parents take the following 5 precautions to make sure their children are safe:

  • Use Internet content filtering software such as the Net Nanny, CyberPatrol or RESCUECOM Internet Security Suite.
  • Locate your home computer(s) in the family room, living room or otherwise open area in your home.
  • Limit the amount of time your children spend online.
  • Educate your children to the dangers of online threats in the same manner you would about the dangers of talking to strangers.
  • Make sure your Windows automatic updates are turned on and your content filters are up to date.

"Now more than ever it is vital to make sure our children are protected and that the computers in our homes have the proper filters and warning systems against harmful content... and this protection is easy to put in place,"Milman said.

Milman is available to discuss this issue, provide tips for consumers, and speculate on the future of protecting kids from harmful materials and the cost of doing nothing. Those interested should contact RESCUECOM marketing director Josh R. Kaplan.

About RESCUECOM

RESCUECOM provides fast and flawless on-site computer repair and support, 24/7/365. All local RESCUECOM franchisees offer guaranteed results and on-site emergency one-hour response service with or without a contract, providing the industry's fastest response and easiest relationship.

RESCUECOM services everything from home computers to super computers, wireless Internet to global networks, hardware to software, e-mail to ERP. In addition to one-time, on-site solutions for virtually any computer problem, RESCUECOM provides comprehensive, ongoing IT management services for businesses.

RESCUECOM has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007 as part of the "Franchise 500," as one of the fastest growing franchise companies in the United States. For more information, please visit www.RESCUECOM.comor call (703) 986-3233


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