Nov. 15, 2018
Nov. 15, 2018
U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
Join us for FOSI’s Annual Conference entitled “Creating a Culture of Responsibility Online”. Leaders from industry, government, law enforcement and non-profits will come together to collaborate and innovate new solutions to Internet safety challenges. There will be keynotes, plenary panels, breakout sessions, alongside exhibits and a networking reception.
The conference will see the launch of FOSI’s latest research report, “Online Safety Across the Generations.” Panels will address topics such as screen time and “tech addiction”, digital resilience and wellbeing, content moderation, children’s privacy, and how we can all work together to build a culture of responsibility online.
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This panel of experts will react and respond to FOSI’s Online Generation Gap research with detailed analysis of the findings and discussion of how to reach different communities with online safety resources.
The first plenary panel will explore the ways in which different countries approach creating a culture of responsibility. Incorporating government, industry, law enforcement, teachers, parents and the kids themselves is vital to ensuring online safety for all. The panel will feature representatives from Australia, India, and the European Union.
This panel will examine the impact of the European General Data Protection Regulation on companies and on the protection of children’s data. It will also cover new US privacy proposals and self-regulatory efforts to ensure online privacy.
The programs, initiatives, and individual actions that work to combat negative experiences online will be the focus of this discussion. Panelists will also talk about the best ways to empower children and promote digital wellbeing within families and society as a whole.
The panelists will discuss the role of parents in ensuring that their children access the very best of the Internet. They will examine the challenges and opportunities of parenting in the digital age, with a focus on methods and tools that can be used.
The difficult decisions that are facing moderators working with online content will be the subject of this panel. How the decisions are made, the ways companies are thinking about the issues, and the potential of technology will be debated by experienced online moderators.
The popularity of gaming among children and parents alike will be explored in detail during this panel. The tools that are available to parents, the ways kids are playing games, and the advantages of playing games with your children with be discussed.
This panel will highlight the role that industry is playing in developing tools for families to control access to the Internet and ensure online balance.
As technology advances, so do the difficult ethical questions. This interactive discussion will incorporate the audience to examine some of today’s hardest questions.
Are we addicted to our cell phones? Do we need to take a break from the laptop? The final plenary of the day will delve into these questions with experts and explore the research that exists, whether legislation is needed, and what industry has done in response.