McDonnell, Comcast video will be On Demand

By John O'Brien | Jul 8, 2008


RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell recently teamed with cable provider Comcast on a video designed to teach parents and children about online safety.

The video is free for all Comcast digital cable customers in the state. It can be accessed on the company's On Demand service.

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition also joined in the making of the video.

"Through this video, we aim to provide parents with a resource for acquiring the knowledge and tools they need to keep their children safe online," McDonnell said. "The content is relevant, easy to understand and accessible to parents any time of the day or night..."

The video will be available Tuesday-Aug. 31. Comcast said the partnership "aligns perfectly with our mission to deliver a safe and secure online experience for our customers."

Comcast's Eastern Division serves almost 5.4 million customers and employs approximately 18,000 people.

State attorneys general have been increasingly active in promoting Internet safety.

Two prominent social networking sites, MySpace and Facebook, have removed the profiles of known sexual offenders from their sites, while a group of Internet Service Providers made several changes aimed at combating child pornography.

From Legal Newsline: Reach John O'Brien by e-mail at john@legalnewsline.com.

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