June 18, 2013

EIE's Internet Safety 101®® PBS Television Series Wins Emmy Award

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Enough Is Enough®® Internet Safety 101®® PBS Television Series Wins Emmy Award

June 18, 2013, Reston, Virginia - Enough Is Enough®®'s (EIE) Internet Safety 101®® PBS Television series which included, "Alicia's Story, Confessions of a Predator, Grooming and Risky Behaviors" was awarded an Emmy in the category Information/Instruction - Program/Special at the National Capitol/Chesapeake Bay Emmy Awards Gala held June 15, 2013 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. 

 The 101 PBS series which consisted of three one hour television shows was reformatted from Enough Is Enough®® original four-part Internet Safety 101®® DVD teaching series produced by EIE's President, Donna Rice Hughes, along with Mari Bonnemaison, Brooks Moore, Marissa Arbona-Ruiz and associate producer Cris Clapp Logan. Donna Rice Hughes also received an Emmy nomination in the Program Host/Moderator category for her role as host of the program series. Emmy award-winning PBS Producer/Director Paul Roberts joined Rice Hughes as producer for the PBS Television series version.

 "This was a team effort and a labor of love that began in 2005 with a vision of reaching the masses to prevent Internet-initiated crimes against children via the power of media, " said Donna Rice Hughes who served as Executive Producer. "It was a dream come true to work with our PBS partners, WCVE Richmond, to have the Internet Safety 101®®DVD series reformatted and aired on PBS stations throughout the Commonwealth and in key markets nationally. "

"Enough Is Enough®®'s Internet Safety 101®® program aligns perfectly with our public television birthright to educate and inform our audiences in a relevant way. Producing this series for public television distribution has been an opportunity of a lifetime and I thank Enough Is Enough®® for this opportunity along with our lead sponsor, the Verizon Foundation of Virginia," stated Paul Roberts.

"It's been an honor to work with such an amazing team on a project that focuses on protecting children from predators, illicit pornographers and other dangers. Alicia Kozakiewicz's story of survival has been a guiding force in empowering others to continue this fight," said Bonnemaison. Alicia's story was one of many poignant true stories, savvy dialogues, and exclusive footage from law enforcement officers, victims, clinicians, parents, kids, a convicted sex offender and industry leaders featured in Internet Safety 101®®.


About EIE 

Enough Is Enough®®, based in Reston, Virginia, is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which emerged in 1994 as the national leader on the front lines to make the Internet safer for children and families. The Internet Safety 101®® multimedia program includes a four part DVD teaching, workbook/resource guide, a Rules 'N Tools®booklet, and an accompanying website (www.internetsafety101.org), all designed toeducate, equip and empower parents, educators and caring adults with the knowledge and resources needed to protect children from online pornography, sexual predators and cyberbullies, as well as cyber security risks and dangers related to social networking, online gaming and mobile devices.  Enough Is Enough®®'s national sponsors include U.S. Department of Justice OJJDP, AT&T, Comcast, Google, Sprint, Symantec, and The Salvation Army .


About WCVE

WCVE/WHTJ PBS is a part of the Community Idea Stations, which provides public TV and public radio for central Virginia.  Every week, the Community Idea Stations reaches more than 300,000 people in Central Virginia of every age, demographic and economic circumstance.  By providing the best of PBS and NPR programming and coupling that with a strong set of local, community-based programs and services, we strive to be a valuable community partner that makes an important impact in the areas of Arts, News, History, Science and Education.