Keeping Up with Technology…and Kids

It almost goes without saying that most kids are savvier than their parents when it comes to being online.  But, in a first-of-its-kind research survey conducted by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), in collaboration with Hart Research Associates, new data suggests that parents may finally be gaining ground.   FOSI announced the results of the…

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Helping Families Stay Safe Online

Last week, we launched our new Smart Controls website in conjunction with the Fourth Annual Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Conference.   While my colleague highlighted all the great tools the new site has in place to help consumers manage their bills, I want to follow-up by pointing out its broader significance for parents and families….

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Another Significant Step Forward for BITAG

Today, Dale Hatfield announced another significant milestone for the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG).  For the acronym junkies, you’ll want to know that after careful debate and deliberation, befitting a room of technical experts and engineers, the group agreed that the preferred pronunciation would be Bee Tag – perhaps a harbinger of the group’s…

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Let’s Play TAG

ICYMI, the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (TAG) was announced this morning.  TAG is a group of leading broadband and high-tech companies, spearheaded by Professor Dale Hatfield, a former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chief Technologist and currently the Executive Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center. What does TAG intend to do? This is from its news…

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Moving Forward On Intellectual Property Protection

Earlier this week, we filed comments in response to the Federal Government’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) call for public comments on the proposed Joint Strategic Plan. What is IPEC? The IPEC is a relatively newly-created White House position charged with formulating a new 21st Century Intellectual Property enforcement structure. One of the issues raised…

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Should You Be Concerned if Your Child’s New BFF Asks Her to TDTM and GNOC to eventually MIRL?

If you’re not sure about what I just wrote, you’re not alone.  According to Donna Rice Hughes, President of online safety organization Enough is Enough, too many parents don’t know either.   That’s why she developed the Internet Safety 101SM program for parents and educators, which was officially released last week at a national press conference…

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