12 year old girl lured into prostitution through Facebook. Event created to bring awareness
06/05/2012

Family member partners with non profit to create awareness in the form of a Community Info Session. June 9, 2012 Princess in Training will host the Dangers of Social Media Info Session to inform the community at large of this threat and to create awareness.

Online PR News – 05-June-2012 – Austin/TX – PRINCESS IN TRAINING, INC
Danger in Social Media

Austin Texas – Princess in Training (P.I.T.), Inc. will host a community information session on the Dangers of Social Media on June 9th, 2012 from 10am-2pm at Goodwill Industries of Central Texas Community Center 1015 Norwood Park Blvd. Austin, TX 78753. This event will be recorded by BW Films, LLC.

All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Each minor must have a media waiver signed in order to participate.

The session is free and open to the public. All participants must register. To register, go to: https://socialmedia101bypit.eventbrite.com/

The idea for this session came after one of our staff members had a close encounter when her relative was lured into the human trafficking and prostitution industry at the helms of a woman whom the young girl (age 12) befriended on Facebook.

Our goal is to create public awareness of the dangers youth may encounter on social media platforms, provide tools for parents to ensure they children are safe when using social media, and inform the public of law enforcement programs which monitor social media sites locally and nationally.

The guest speakers are Austin Police Chief, Art Acevedo and Allies Against Slavery representative, Annette Emery & Gavin Grounds of Barupay & Chairman of the BCS USA Section (BCS is the Chartered Institute for IT).

About Princess in Training, Inc.
Princess in Training Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to encourage young girls that their futures are not shaped by their environments or their circumstances; and that every young girl is born to lead. To learn more about Princess in Training, Inc., visit the website at www.princessintraining.org.

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