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Local Student Participates In National Teen Summit On Internet Safety


Cox Survey Shows 46 Percent of Teens Allow Unrestricted Access to Their Online Profiles and 62 Percent Don’t Check with Parents Before Posting Photos

Burke High School student Ned Purdy recently joined 10 teens from across the country at Cox Communications and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) 5th

Annual National Teen Summit on Internet Safety. Purdy, age 15, traveled to Washington D.C. with a Cox representative to take part in the discussion that addressed digital safety issues including cyberbullying, sexting and the potential long-term impact of social media posts on digital reputations.

Purdy won Cox’s local essay contest that focused on Internet and wireless safety to earn his spot on the panel. After the summit, he took his Internet safety message to Capitol Hill where he met with Congressman Lee Terry and Senators Mike Johanns and Ben Nelson. Purdy also hand-delivered results from a survey of 13 to 17 years olds on how they behave online and what they think of the potential reputational consequences stemming from information and photos they share.

Read Ned’s winning essay

Take Charge Teen Summit Press Release

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