ew York, NY June 4, 2011 – As the Internet changes, so does the potential for new kinds of trouble. And, when school is out, kids spend more alone time at their computers and mobile devices, increasing the likelihood of problems on the web. From cyberbullying and sexting to racking up a credit card bill on virtual goods, cyberspace is an easy space for children to fall prey. But new tools, new laws, new parenting tips are changing the landscape and providing strategies for keeping our most important digital citizens safe.
On June 23, 2011, at 2:30 PM, The CE Week Internet Safety Symposium will examine ways parents can protect their children against these and other internet dangers. The program is part of CE Week NY, an industry initiative that brings new technology, briefings and data to the press/ tech/ community in NYC. The conference is located at 7 West.
The Internet Safety Symposium will be hosted by Robin Raskin, noted technology expert and founder of Living in Digital Times, a company that produces conferences and events that examine the impact of technology on lifestyle. “With hundreds of exhibitors and press looking for the newest technology ideas and trends during CE Week, we’ve made it our mission to focus on ways to make the Internet a safer place for children, “said Raskin.
Keynote speakers include, cyber-lawyer and Internet Safety Advocate, Parry Aftab. Parry has worked with thousands of students, leading tech industry companies and radio/TV stations all over the world to help parents and educators, policy makers and law enforcement understand internet safety issues. Aftab will hold a panel discussion with tweens and teens – a sort of town meeting to hear what
|Parry Aftab, noted cybersafety advocate, to keynote at Internet Safety Symposium.
their online lives are really like.
Moderating a panel on the changing face of sexting and other risky online behaviors, is Hemanshu Nigam, the former member of the Federal Justice Department prosecuting internet crimes against children and founder of the Saftey, Security and Privacy firm SSP Blue. His panel, Sexting Issues and How Things Have Changed, includes Danah Boyd, a Senior Researcher for Microsoft and panelists from the wireless industry, and policy makers. They’ll look at the way current laws treat juvenile offenders and how parents, wireless services and educators view the issue.
In a panel that looks at technology’s newest solutions, Intel’s Director of Research and Planning, Wayne Grant, will be discussing Intel’s research and how it’s used to create next generation learning products for children. Internet safety expert Katie Greer will discuss the new kids’ social network, WhatsWhat.me, which uses biometric facial recognition and human moderators to ensure safety and teach kids positive online behavior in a bully-free “kids-only” community. Dr. James Bower, CEO of Numedeon inc, the creators of Whyville, will discuss how Whyville’s award winning community management system promotes safety in a virtual world serving more than 7 million children. Verizon Wireless and McAfee will be presenting new solution. You can find frequent updates to the schedule at www.mommytechsummit.com.
Who Should Attend: Representatives from NYC social media groups, tech companies, local Internet Safety groups, as well as parents, educators, and legal and government officials and press. Press may schedule briefings or bookings in advance by contacting Harriet Brand (Harrietbrand@gmail.com) .
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