FOSI Conference to Feature RI, WA AG's, Plethora of Online Safety Experts
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact
October 1st, 2009
The Family Online Safety Institute announced the list of confirmed speakers for its 2009 annual conference to take place November 4th and 5th in Washington, DC. Speakers include child online safety expert Danah Boyd, Online Safety Technology Working Group co-chair Anne Collier, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children board member Larry Magid (Collier and Magid are co-founders of online safety group ConnectSafely).
Also scheduled to speak are OSTWG member and parental controls expert Adam Thierer and Attorneys General Patrick Lynch and Rob McKenna of Rhode Island and Washington state, respectively.
On Cyberbullying, Education and Enforcement Bills Compete for Congressional Action
June 12th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2009 – Hill staffers and online safety said Friday that two bills currently before Congress take very different approaches to issues of cyberbullying and online. Speaking at a panel sponsored by the Family Online Safety Institute, CEO Stephen Balkam said that the “key question” of the day was whether or not it is possible to legislate internet safety.
On Hate Speech, Internet Service Providers Exempt from First Amendment, Attorney Says
October 17th, 2008
WASHINGTON, October 17 – Protecting children in an age of broadband–connected wireless devices and Web 2.0 applications will require pro-active cooperation by internet service providers (ISPs), a panel of child safety experts and industry representatives said Thursday at the National Press Club.