As school resumes Oak Cliff mother, teacher to expound on the importance of child safety …Internationally traveled missionary to minister in Corsicana, Texas

DALLAS—Minister Mary V. Wesley will join with Pastor D.S. Houston and the congregation of the Greater Crossway Church of God In Christ to keynote the Sunday Morning Worship Service on August 30, 2009 at 11:00AM CDT.

Many students in Texas will head back to school next week. But, some parents aren’t ready for summer to end. And as they do a new high tech threat to the younger generation has emerged on the scene. Cyber predation has become an issue which appears to be causing harm to young people throughout the country.

Studies show that at any given moment there are 50,000 predators and cyber bullies online around the world.

“We live in a world of technology and there is nothing wrong with it. The internet was made to extend the gospel unto the ends of the earth,” said Wesley. “But like many things it has been warped and its purposed misused.”

Social networking is a way of life for young internet users, but it is not without its downsides. The threats of Internet predators, cyber bullies and even viruses on social networks have been well documented.

“If you have a child who is active on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, it is important that you, the parent, know who they are talking to,” says James Leasure, co-founder of Houston-based Pandora Corp. “By adding a special feature to our monitoring software that records Facebook Messenger conversations specifically, you will be able to see anyone your child is communicating with when on the website.”

PC Pandora is parental control and computer monitoring software that records all activity on a computer. In effect, PC Pandora acts as a DVR for your machine and allows you to play back everything and anything your child did both on and offline. Further details of user activity are made available in text-based files, including emails sent and received, instant messenger chats, websites visited, keystrokes logged, peer-2-peer files shared, programs accessed, Internet search queries and more.

“We can no longer stand by and say ‘Computers aren’t my thing or I’m too old to learn to use the internet.’ we have the responsibility to protect our families in this age,” said Wesley.

The event will take place at an Church of God in Christ institution, located at the intersection of 708 G.W. Jackson Ave. (formerly East Fifth Avenue) and Interstate 45 Road, in Corsicana, Texas.