First lady launching Internet safety campaign


Maryland first lady Kendel Ehrlich was visiting Rodgers Forge Elementary School in Towson today to announce a new state-supported Internet safety educational campaign and to kick off the Baltimore County "Wild About Reading" summer campaign.

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition plans to showcase online safety resources, which include a children's book and DVD and an educational Web site. Ehrlich is also set to read a story about Faux Paw the Techno Cat, a fictional character created to fight crime on the Internet.

Joining Ehrlich for the school visit were: Deputy State's Attorney Steve Bailey; former Utah first lady and Internet Keep Safe Coalition chair Jacalyn S. Leavitt; Della Curtis of the Baltimore County Public Schools' Office of Library Information Services; police Sgt. Bruce Myers; Executive Director Parry Aftab; Health and Human Services Solution Director Isabel FitzGerald; and a National Crime Prevention Council representative and icon McGruff the Crime Dog.

Originally published June 13, 2005, 11:21 AM EDT

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