event notice: “Sending an Online Safety Message to Congress” (June 29th, 9am)

by on June 10, 2010 · 0 comments

On June 29th, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF) and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) will co-host a National Press Club briefing entitled “Sending an Online Safety Message to Congress.” This event will feature a discussion about the recently released report of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG), “Youth Safety on a Living Internet.”  OSTWG — a congressionally-mandated blue ribbon working group — analyzed the state of online child safety and offered policymakers and parents a wide array of recommendations for how to keep kids safe and secure in today’s “always-on,” interconnected world. [For more background on OSTWG and our final report, see this post.]  Several OSTWG leaders will be on hand to discuss the report and outline the next steps that need to be taken on this front. Here are the details.

What: Sending an Online Safety Message to Congress — A discussion about the OSTWG final report and the future of childrens’ online safety and public policy.
When: Tuesday, June 29
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 p.m. (breakfast provided)
Where: National Press Club
First Amendment Lounge, 13th Floor 529 14th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20515
Who: Hemanshu Nigam, Founder, SSP Blue, and Co-Chair of OSTWG

Larry Magid, Co-Director, ConnectSafety.org

Michael McKeehan, Executive Director, Internet & Technology Policy, Verizon

Adam Thierer President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

Stephen Balkam Chief Executive Officer, Family Online Safety Institute, (moderator)

To Register: Space is limited, so an RSVP is required to attend. Please register here.

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