Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart to Host Guarding Our Children Against Internet Predators Forum in Homestead

Jan 29, 2008
Press Release

MIAMI—Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) will host Guarding Our Children Against Internet Predators on Saturday, February 2nd   from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Homestead City Hall, Council Chambers located at 790 North Homestead Boulevard.

“We have seen and read the disgusting horror stories about pedophiles who seek out children online, yet many parents do not know what steps they can take to protect their families,” said Diaz-Balart.  “I am hosting this series in an effort to create awareness throughout our community and keep our children safe from these vile predators.” 

This forum is part of Diaz-Balart’s Protecting Our Families Online initiative launched in 2007 to help parents and families protect themselves against online predators and ID theft.  Registration is free and open to the public.

“In recent years the Internet has had a huge impact on the way we communicate and gather information and it can be a great tool if used responsibly and with precaution,” said Diaz-Balart. 

Expert representatives from the following government agencies will be on site to explain the technology involved and to highlight key ways for parents to protect their families online.  Those include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD).