Community Issues Forum at CSULB promotes Internet safety to parents

The Fourth Annual Community Issues Forum is scheduled Friday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pointe in the Walter Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach. The theme for this year is Bridging the Digital Divide between Parents and Youth.
The goal of the conference is to bring local area youth, parents, community leaders and the academic community together to address issues of Internet safety, cyber bullying and web predators. The conference also aims to foster and strengthen community partnerships that promote improved safety responses at every level in the community.
The conference will feature experts from law enforcement, the nationally recognized nonprofit organization I-Safe and CSULB Technology specialist Jennifer Lamkins. There will also be a panel of parents and students, as well as opportunity for discussion among participants during the forum.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, and free parking is available for all who pre-register. Space is limited so pre-register early. For more information and to register call (562) 985-8986 or visit
When registering indicate if you need a translator, as Spanish and Khmer translation will be available. If you require any accommodations because of a disability contact Peter Perbix at (562) 985-5298. For other information contact Tory Cox at (562) 422-6868 ext.174 or Dr. Pat Roze at (562) 985-7324.
This event is sponsored by the CSULB Office of the Provost, ABC Unified School District, Long Beach Unified School District and The Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation. Collaborators include Committee for Community Collaboration, The National Conference for Community and Justice of Southern California, CSULB Center for Community Engagement and CSULB Office of the Provost.
The National Conference for Community and Justice of Southern California is a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America. NCCJ promotes understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education.