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CONTACT: Mike Wendy
June 23, 2010
(202) 969-2957
Sending an Online Safety Message to Congress
June 29 Event to Highlight OSTWG Task Force:
"Youth Safety on a Living Internet"

WASHINGTON D.C. — On June 29th, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF) and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) will co-host a National Press Club briefing entitled Sending an Online Safety Message to Congress. This event will feature a discussion about the recently released report of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG), "Youth Safety on a Living Internet." OSTWG—a congressionally-mandated blue ribbon working group—analyzed the state of online child safety and offered policymakers and parents a wide array of recommendations for how to keep kids safe and secure in today's "always-on," interconnected world. Several OSTWG leaders will be on hand to discuss the report and outline the next steps that need to be taken on this front.

What: Sending an Online Safety Message to Congress — A discussion about the OSTWG final report and the future of childrens' online safety and public policy.
When: Tuesday, June 29
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 p.m. (breakfast provided)
Where: National Press Club
First Amendment Lounge, 13th Floor 529 14th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20515
Who: Hemanshu Nigam, Founder, SSP Blue, and Co-Chair of OSTWG

Larry Magid, Co-Director,

Michael McKeehan, Executive Director, Internet & Technology Policy, Verizon

Adam Thierer, President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

Stephen Balkam, Chief Executive Officer, Family Online Safety Institute (moderator)

To Register: Space is limited, so an RSVP is required to attend. Please register here. Event questions and media inquiries should be directed to Mike Wendy at

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.

The Family Online Safety Institute works to make the online world safer for kids and their families by identifying and promoting best practices, tools and methods that also respect free speech.



The Progress & Freedom Foundation