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Report: Education Needed to Protect Kids Online

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

June 7, 2010

As Congress and the Federal Trade Commission reexamine the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a government-appointed review group says parents and educators need to place a greater emphasis on safe Internet practices for children. The Online Safety and Technology Working Group, appointed by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration, delivered recommendations to Congress last week. The Washington Post reports the group recommends that educators coordinate with law enforcement to create a consistent message about online safety and calls for the establishment of a Web-based clearinghouse that would compile frequently updated research. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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