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viNGN to present on Digital Privacy at Dept. of Education Parents Conference Sept. 25


Educator La’Mont Geddis will inspire to beat the odds as the main speaker for the 6th Annual Parent Conference, hosted by the Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Office of the Insular Superintendent, St. Thomas-St. John District. With the theme, “Sharing a Vision of Student Success” the free conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort on St. Thomas.

viNGN’s 10:45 a.m. Breakout Session “The Dark Unknown – Invest to Protect” will share information on protecting the Digital Privacy and Online Security of children and parents alike. Parents who are overwhelmed by technology and Internet threats, will discover that they can keep themselves and their children safer on the Internet using a variety of free resources and tools and by increasing their own Digital Literacy.

The Parent Conference is geared to parents and guardians of public school students; motivational speaker and Freedom Schools Servant Leader La’Mont Geddis will provide a riveting presentation on how the initiative has positively shaped the lives of students and their parents through interactive, accessible methods.

Complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Havensight parking lot to Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort every half hour from 8-10 a.m. on Sept. 25 and from the resort to the Havensight parking lot from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided for the first 200 pre-registrants.

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The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit www.vingn.com.

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