Working Toward Improved Online Safety in Mexico

June 11, 2007

Online safety efforts and education are becoming more important. As studies show, in the U.S. alone, 61 percent of children are accessing the Internet unsafely and inappropriately.* International cooperation and discussions are key to the development of a safer online environment for children. On June 13, 2007, The Family Online Safety Institute, along with Telmex and Family & Society, will bring together leaders in government, the online industry, academics and non-profit organizations in the search for a solution to online safety for all Internet users in Mexico.

  • Who: The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), Telmex, Family & Society
  • What: Creating a National Consensus for Online Safety
  • When: June 13, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Telmex Headquarters, Cuicuilco, Mexico City

"With so many influential leaders participating to improve online safety awareness and education, I believe we can really make a difference in Mexico and the rest of the world," Stephen Balkam, CEO of FOSI, said.

"Creating a National Consensus for Online Safety" will feature sessions by First Lady of Mexico Margarita Zavala, Secretary of Education for Mexico Josefina Vazquez Mota, Secretary of Health for Mexico Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, along with other prominent leaders from Mexico and the United States. 120 international delegates will participate in four concurrent roundtables focusing on efforts in online safety related to technology, legislation, education and psychology.

"RuleSpace welcomes the opportunity to participate in the conference. We appreciate the effort that FOSI, Telmex and Family & Society have put into bringing this remarkable group of people together and are very much looking forward to sharing our knowledge and experience," said Alistair Allan, CEO of Rulespace.

*According to US Senate Resolution 205