STOUFFVILLE, ON, March 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Mayor Wayne Emmerson was
honoured on Youth CyberSafety Day (March 12) for his Office's and the
Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville's progressive stance on keeping local
kids and families safe online. This brings to light some of the most
important causes affecting youth and families in the region. By setting
a strong example for other municipalities to follow KnowledgeFlow seeks
to raise awareness and help to hack-proof the local community against
the serious risks of cyberbullying, online fraud and malware.
The event was part of a trailblazing initiative in a community that has
seen its share of privacy breaches and bullying issues.
KnowledgeFlow.ca, is an independent, non-profit division of well known
security and privacy consultancy Informatica of Toronto. The radical
new approach to awareness entertains, informs and engages not only
families but entire communities. KnowledgeFlow Cybersafety seminars are
open to all young people in the region and many chose to attend with
parents or other adults.
KnowledgeFlow founder and security author Claudiu Popa: "This important event in the 2013 series has been a tremendous success,
with fantastic sponsors, generous giveaways and supporting media
partners. We couldn't have made Stouffville's CyberSafety Day special
without the Mayor's participation and the kind support of the Town of
The bullying epidemic was a key driver in establishing KnowledgeFlow as
an exciting new way to share valuable knowledge with youth, parents,
educators and older adults in the community. Some of the tips provided
Empowering children to be more knowledgeable and work towards important
Showing parents how to explore technology and the Internet together with
Exploring the serious consequences of sharing personal information
Sponsors included the Stouffville Chamber of Commerce. KidsCash.ca,
YorkWorks Employment Services and Stouffville Hyundai. KnowledgeFlow
also acknowledges the generous support provided by the Information and
Privacy Commissioner, the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and Public
SOURCE: Informatica Corporation - Information Security/Risk Management
For further information:
For further comment contact Claudiu Popa, 416-431-9012x111 or email Claudiu@KnowledgeFlow.ca. Qualifying businesses interested in supporting community awareness and cybersafety efforts email firstname.lastname@example.org.