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SAN DIEGO, CA -- Teachers.Net, the major online resource for educators, announces the appearance of internationally known cyberspace and technology law expert Parry Aftab, author of A Parents' Guide to the Internet…and how to protect your children in cyberspace. Ms. Aftab will appear on Friday, September 25 from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET in the Teachers.Net Online Conference Room to discuss Internet security issues.

Ms. Aftab, a parent and lawyer who has appeared on many major television news and talk shows, is considered a leader in the field of Internet law, electronic commerce and business. She is best known for combining her diverse legal knowledge and business experience with a sense of humor, making her a popular speaker at national conferences and forums.

In her Introduction, Ms. Aftab says, "This book was designed to level the playing field between computer-savvy kids and their technophobic parents." From educating parents about the hardware, terminology and operation of an online computer to her "Model Internet Use Policy" to be signed by child and parent, Ms. Aftab's book covers what parents need to know in order to make the Internet a safe and effective tool for the family.

The Aftab session is the second in a series of online professional development sessions about Internet security issues for educators at Teachers.Net. On Monday, September 14 the topic is "National Education Technology Standards: Social, Ethical and Human Issues" presented by Susan Silverman, a New York teacher who frequently presents at technology in education conferences. Ms. Silverman's session also runs from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET at

Teachers.Net preserves the transcripts of its live, online sessions in its popular Archive at where they remain available for use by educators and other interested parties. All Teachers.Net events are free and require no membership or registration. In addition to a full schedule of live professional development sessions, the heavily trafficked site offers dozens of other mentoring and support resources for educators and school administrators of every grade level and many specialties.

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