Washington, D.C.

2008 Annual Conference

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December 11, 2008
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Newseum, Washington, DC555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001


Overview

December 11, 2008
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Newseum, Washington, DC555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

On December 11th, 2008, the Family Online Safety Insitute hosted its second Annual Conference. The event included over 300 attendees from 4 continents, 11 countries, and featured 60 speakers on 11 expert panels, and a world-class exhibition with 22 exhibitors. Industry, government, NGO’s and the wider stakeholder community helped make the 2008 FOSI conference a huge success.

Making Wise Choices Online Report

In 2008 the Family Online Safety Institute took the initiative to examine the current state of online safety education by holding three roundtable discussions with leaders in the field. Members of industry, government and nonprofit organizations came together to discuss the underlying trends and emerging issues with online safety and developed proposals on how to solve them. The roundtables were held at the National Cable Television (NCTA) in Washington, D.C., the Oxford Internet Institute in England and at Google’s Mountain View campus. Based on these off-the-record conversations held at each roundtable, with governments leaders, industry experts, academics and online safety experts, FOSI has put together this report and recommendations to the next U.S. Administration.

Download the full report "Making Wise Choices Online" here.

Read FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam's remarks here.

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