Bestselling Author Teaches Kids About Cyber Safety and Cyberbullying Prevention

Pleasanton, CA (June 7, 2011) Today bestselling author Shawn Marie Edgington will be speaking to an assembly of 5th graders at Alisal Elementary School about cyber safety and cyberbullying prevention. “It’s time to step up cyber safety education because bullying is not just happening on the playgrounds anymore.  It’s happening everywhere; via text, online and on social networks.  Most of the time, parents may not know what’s happening within their child’s online world,” said Shawn Marie Edgington, bestselling author of The Parent’s Guide to Texting, Facebook and Social Media:  Understanding the Benefits and Dangers of Parenting in a Digital World and the founder of the Cyber Safety Academy Fundraising Company.

“There’s never been a more important time to discuss the importance of cyber safety with our children.  I’m incredibly thankful that Ms. Edgington has donated her time to help Alisal’s students learn about the importance of becoming a digital citizen, and what to do should they ever be the target of a cyberbully,” said Amy Simione, Principal of Alisal Elementary School in Pleasanton. For more information visit

About Alisal Elementary: Alisal School maintains the belief that all students can learn and succeed.  We are committed to ensuring the individual development of the whole child by providing a quality, innovative, well articulated, student-centered program that will allow each child to reach their full potential.  Children at Alisal will be lifelong learners and contributors to our diverse society as caring responsible citizens.

About Shawn Edgington: Shawn Marie Edgington is a cyberbullying prevention expert, and the author of the bestselling book The Parent’s Guide to Texting, Facebook and Social Media: Understanding the Benefits and Dangers of Parenting in a Digital World and Read Between the Lines: A Humorous Guide to Texting with Simplicity and Style.  She is also the founder of The Cyber Safety Academy that raises awareness and funds for schools and organizations.  Shawn’s mission is to raise public awareness about cyber safety and cyberbullying prevention for our youth.

Shawn has been profiled in the upcoming documentary Submit: The Reality of Cyberbullying, Fox Business, Imus in the Morning, View from the Bay, KRON 4 News, The San Francisco Chronicle, Fox News Radio, ESPN Radio, CBS Radio, CNN Radio, NPR and various media outlets and syndicated radio programs across the country. Shawn joins Dr. Oz’s and to provide her expertise to parents and teens about cyber safety.

Contact: Shawn Marie Edgington, (925) 249-2850 or Sarah Flores (925) 249-2842 (CA);;