EATEL Partners with Ascension & Livingston Parish Schools, Malco Gonzales Cinema to Offer Free Digital Safety Seminars

Gonzales, LA – EATEL has partnered with two local school systems in its serving area as well as Malco Gonzales Cinema to sponsor two live digital safety seminars that are free and open to the public. These seminars will be geared toward middle and high school students, parents, and teachers, and will demonstrate methods to prevent harmful digital and online behaviors such as sexting, cyber bullying, digital blackmail, digital exploitation, and more.

These award-winning seminars will be presented by nationally renowned speaker Richard Guerry, founder of the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication ( Guerry is the author of Public and Permanent: The Golden Rule of the 21st Century and has been a featured speaker at many national conferences and conventions. He has also appeared as an expert on CNN, MTV’s Thin Line Campaign, Parade Magazine and in local, regional, and international publications.

The two live seminars will be held at the following locations:

Ascension Parish
Sept. 10, 2014
Malco Gonzales Cinema
6 pm - 8 pm
1406 N Airline Highway, Gonzales

Livingston Parish
Sept. 9, 2014
Frost School
6 pm - 8 pm
19672 Hwy 42, Livingston

“As a member of the communities we serve, we strongly believe that it is part of our responsibility to do what we can to protect families,” said Toby DuBois, EATEL’s Chief Marketing Officer. “At these free seminars, students, parents, grandparents, and teachers can all learn how to avoid the digital pitfalls that too many young people are falling into in today’s digitally-connected world.”

Registration is not required to attend either seminar, although EATEL encourages those attending to arrive early as seating will be limited.


EATEL was the first company in Louisiana to provide phone, Internet and TV over an all-fiber network that offers a broad array of integrated digital services. Over its fiber network, EATEL provides an innovative TV service called LightWave TV, which provides advanced features such as Multi-Room DVR, remote DVR scheduling, and a vast selection of HD channels. The company proudly supports the communities in which it serves through multiple sponsorships and its own “EATEL Cares” volunteer program. Founded in 1935, EATEL is approaching its 80th year as a service provider and business leader in Ascension, Livingston, and portions of East Baton Rouge Parishes.