Salt Lake City, UT???????The month of June is nationally recognized as Internet Safety Month. Roughly half (48 percent) of U.S. parents are not completely confident that their kids can use the internet safely according to National Cyber Security Alliance research. This month is set aside to raise awareness of the steps individuals can take to ensure that their internet time is safe and secure all year long.
The Utah Child Protection Registry would like to honor Internet Safety month by reminding parents that when they sign up for this registry, they can block adult-oriented advertisements like alcohol, tobacco, pornography, online gambling and illegal drugs from reaching their family????????s email inboxes, cell phones or instant messenger ID????????s.
??????Heading into the summer months, parents should take the time to talk to their children about things to be aware of when they are using the Internet. The Utah Child Protection Registry is a free tool that parents can use to limit harmful enticements that can be appealing to young people. It has successfully blocked millions of unwanted messages over the last 8 years and gives Utah parents a small piece of mind in their constant struggle to keep their kids safe online,?????? said State Senator Howard Stephenson.
About the Utah Child Protection Registry:
The Utah Child Protection Registry is a free state program run by the Division of Consumer Protection and enforced in conjunction with the State Attorney General????????s Office. It is modeled after the National Do-Not-Call Registry and has been an active program in the State of Utah for over 8 years. Companies and marketers that send adult-oriented messages are required to screen their mailing lists with the State of Utah and remove registered addresses and numbers before they send their advertisements. For more information and to register please visit Utah Child Protection Registry