WHAT: The Internet Safety Symposium is devoted to showcasing the tools, ideas, and best practices across a spectrum of realms. We’ll look at emerging software and hardware solutions and hear from top policymakers, educators, Internet experts, computer scientists, futurists and kids themselves.
AUDIENCE: Approximately 300 stakeholders in the future of our kids. NYC social media groups, tech companies, parents, educators, legal and government officials, local Internet Safety groups.
WHERE: 7 West 34th Street
WHEN: June 23rd, 2011
WHY: June 20-24 is CE Week in New York. With hundreds of exhibitors and press looking for the newest technology ideas and trends, you don’t want to miss an opportunity to be part of this important discussion.
The conference will be hosted by Robin Raskin, noted industry and technology expert
An afternoon look at what kids are really doing online, how they’ve learned to fend for themselves, and a look at some of the new technologies and services that take safety on the Internet to a new level..
2:30 -2:40 PM
Robin Raskinhas spent longer than she cares to remember
exploring what it means to be living in digital times. An author,
editor, events and conferences creator, magazine publisher, blogger,
TV and radio personality, and consultant, Raskin says she’s never met
a media she doesn’t like, and is happiest when she’s writing about
technology’s second citizens: kids, seniors and women. Raskin is the
former editor of PC Magazine and Editor in Chief of FamilyPC.
She’s been a columnist for USA Today Online and Yahoo! and has
authored 6 books about parenting in the digital age and one book
as the parent of college graduates called The Parents’ Guide to College Life. For the
past five years, Raskin partnered with the Consumer Electronics Association, where she
produces a number of different lifestyle events at International CES: Living in Digital
Times, HigherEd Tech, KidsatPlay, MommyTech, Silvers Summit, Digital Health, Sports
and Fitness Tech, Last Gadget Standing, Mobile Apps Showdown, and FashionWare.
2:40 – 3:15 PM
In Their Own Voices : What Teens and Kids Know About Technology that We Don’t Parry Aftab and a panel of tween and teen students
Parry Aftab is a world-renowned pioneer in Internet law. Since its inception, Aftab has helped shape industry standards and policy, including adopting and promoting best practices for the Web 2.0 industry. Aftab began her career as a corporate takeover lawyer on Wall Street. Often called the “Kids Internet Lawyer” Aftab has been advising the Internet Industry on children’s and consumer issues since 1994 and devotes much of her time to child protection. Her wealth of knowledge and expertise in this field have made her an expert icon sought after by leading world media outlets and among Web 2.0 enterprises. Aftab is an award winning columnist, author and an in-demand public speaker. Aftab founded and continues to run the world’s largest cybersafety and help group, now known as WiredSafety.org. Recently she founded WiredTrust, a risk management consulting firm, to advise industry and policy makers on best practices. Her clients include the “who’s who” of the Internet – Disney, Nickelodeon, Facebook, Zynga, myYearbook and Build-A-Bear Workshop.
3:15 – 4:15 PM
Old Problem, New Solutions
Five Solutions to the Old Problems that Just Won’t Go Away
Moderator: Daniel Sieberg
Daniel Sieberg ,is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning TV correspondent/host/author whose work across four continents has appeared on CBS News, CNN, ABC News (Nightline, GMA), MSNBC, BBC News, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera English, NPR, PBS, CNET, the Discovery Channel, Planet Green, Oprah.com, Details, The Dr. Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show, and countless publications. He has also written a book about his “digital diet” concept slated for release 5/3/11 (Crown/Three Rivers). From swimming with sharks to a live demonstration of the latest gadgets to reporting in zero gravity, Sieberg is comfortable within a wide range of situations and beats from business to science to entertainment; telling compelling stories and resonating with an audience are what drive his many pursuits, and having a sense of humor doesn’t hurt either.
Dr. James Bower is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Numedeon Inc., which in 1999 launched Whyville.net as an online gaming and simulation-based virtual learning community. Dr. Bower is a computational neurobiologist at the Research Imaging Center of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (bower-lab.org) and has served on education and technology advisory committees for the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.
Wayne Grant is the Director of Research and Planning for the Education Market Platforms Group at Intel Corporation, where he leads a team of ethnographers and other social scientists, designers and architects to define technology platforms for the education market. One of these solutions is the Intel-powered classmate PC, designed for elementary school students based on years of ethnographic research around the world. Prior to joining Intel, Dr. Grant was the Chief Education Officer at PASCO. He was President and founder of ImagiWorks, VP of Educational Products at Knowledge Revolution, Principal Scientist at SRI International’s Center for Technology in Learning, and Senior Scientist with Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT).
Stanley Holditch has worked in Internet content management and marketing since 2002, and currently works as a Product Evangelist and Marketer for McAfee’s Parental Control Products. Stanley has worked in the online safety space for more than two years and worked for InternetSafety.com in a marketing role before McAfee acquired InternetSafety.com. He maintains the InternetSafety.com blog, Twitter account, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. He has appeared as an online safety expert in the upcoming “SUBMIT” documentary on cyberbullying, as well as on numerous television and radio outlets covering online safety for kids.
Jane Hoffer is co-founder and CEO of Ohanarama. Released for public beta in June 2011, Ohanarama is the safe place online where families connect, learn and play together. The site engages extended family members of all ages by tapping into their natural social and competitive spirit through quizzes, contests and fun family games. Hoffer has been named a Woman of Distinction by The National Association of Women Business Owners, a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® award program, an Entrepreneur of the Year from the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, as well as one of the Best 50 Women in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia’s Top 40 Businesspersons under 40. Hoffer currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, where she is Chairperson of the Physician Services Board as well as Chairperson of the Information Technology subcommittee.
4:15 – 5:00 PM
Sexting: Beach and Bikinis Bring Out the Risk Takers in Online Kids
MODERATOR: Hemu Nigam is a former member of the Federal Justice Department prosecuting internet crimes against children and founder of the safety, security and privacy firm SSP Blue. His panel, featuring a group of government, industry and legal experts will take a fresh look at sexting and the changing etiquette and legal issues. It will cover law, education, expert commentary on over-parenting and how both kids and the laws that labeled them sex offenders are changing.
Danah Boyd is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. Her work examines everyday practices involving social media, with specific attention to youth engagement, privacy, and risky behaviors. She recently co-authored Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media. She co-directed the Youth and Media Policy Working Group, funded by the MacArthur Foundation. She blogs at http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts
Michelle Chisholm As Community Affairs manager for Sprint, Michelle Chisholm has direct oversight of the company’s Internet-safety education tools. Michelle works closely with Sprint’s Internet-safety partners at Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the National Education Association Health Information Network to develop and produce content for Sprint’s 4NetSafety program. 4NetSafety is a leading resource for Internet-safety education with free content in English and Spanish targeted towards young people and their parents, guardians and educators. 4NetSafety provides audience-appropriate resources on appropriate online practices, “oversharing” of information online, cyberbullying, and other topics related to safer and more respectful use of computers and mobile phones. Learn more at www.4NetSafety.com
Katie LeClerc Greer, has served as the Director of Internet Safety for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office as well as an Intelligence Analyst for the Massachusetts State Police, and has worked closely with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for the past 6 years. Katie works tirelessly to educate schools, business people, community members, and law enforcement officials about internet safety. As the Director of Internet Safety, Katie will demonstrate the recently launched, WhatsWhat.me (Beta). The program takes a unique approach to safety, security and cyberbullying with a combination of patent-pending facial recognition technologies, human moderation and kid-friendly features to create a “kids-only” community that teaches positive online behavior.
Jack McArtney is Manager of Content Standards at Verizon Wireless. Jack has contributed to the introduction of Verizon Safeguards and numerous parental control products and services for Verizon Wireless customers. He currently oversees consumer policies and industry guidelines relating to wireless and online safety as well as content and advertising standards. Verizon Wireless has an educational resource for parents at www.parentalcontrolcenter.com and works together with parents, educators, law enforcement, wireless service providers, application developers and industry leaders to raise awareness, implement safeguards and enact changes.