Miss America Promotes Internet Safety

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Miss America already has helped police target sexual predators online. Now Lauren Nelson of Oklahoma is teaming with a security software company to help educate parents and children about dangers lurking on the Internet.

The 20-year-old beauty queen made Internet safety her platform issue, prompted in part by an experience she and her friends had with a stranger they encountered on the Internet when they were about 13.

Nelson and officials from Symantec Corporation will work together to help parents with little Internet familiarity close the gap with their cyber-savvy children.

Earlier this year, Miss America posed undercover as a lonely teenage girl as part of a sex sting with investigators in Suffolk County, New York. Eleven men were arrested.

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