July 3, 2008

Internet Safety Town Hall

Earlier this week, I presented and moderated a panel at the Internet Safety Town Hall at the National Educational Computing Conference in San Antonio, Texas. My co-panelists and I unpacked the data around the online safety issues, particularly around issues of unwanted contact online – namely stranger contact and cyberbullying. Practioners on the panel shared their on-the-ground experiences.

The second half of the town hall, moderated by Adam Thierer of the Progress and Freedom Foundation, addressed strategies and solutions to some of these issues, with an emphasis on education over regulation. e-School News TV recorded the session and broadcast a story about the session, including highlights from various presenters, and has posted the video online.