May 7, 2009

Capitol Hill Panel: Protecting Online Reputations in a Sexting Cyberspace (May 13)

What Goes Online, Stays Online: Protecting Online Reputations in a Sexting Cyberspace

On May 13th, EIE President Donna Rice Hughes will participate in an hour-long Family Online Safety Institute 'Online on Wednesday' Panel discussion, taking place on Capitol Hill.

Panel includes

  • Ting-Yi Oei, assistant principal, Freedom High School
  • Donna Rice Hughes, President and Chairman of Enough is Enough
  • Monique Roth, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Department of Justice
  • Stephen Balkam, CEO, FOSI, as Moderator

May 13th 2009, 11am.

Room HVC 2011AB, The Capitol Visitor Center.
Access via the main Visitor's Center entrance, East front at First Street and East Capitol Street, NE.

Registration will be at 10:50am for a prompt 11am start.

What will be discussed?
Moderated by FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam, a small number of panelists will discuss a timely and relevant aspect of online safety each month. Panelists will include industry representatives, social networking site representatives, virtual world creators, online safety nonprofit leaders, school administrators and teachers, and others.

This will be the third in the Online on Wednesday series and will be taking a look at protecting online reputations in a sexting cyberspace.

Who is it for?
Everyone has a stake in the Internet and the way it evolves. Industry representatives, policy makers, legislators, educators and Hill staffers will attend. The series will be especially helpful for staffers when responding to constituent issues on online safety, from educational initiatives available for children and parents to stay safe, to guarding privacy while online, to when and how law-enforcement should be told about an issue, to cyberbullying and 'sexting.' We'll be discussing it all and if you have any particular topics within the issue of online safety that you'd like to see covered in this series, let us know and we'll try to cover it.

Come to observe and participate, and be part of the movement for online safety, encouraging a new culture of responsibility.

For more information and to RSVP, email
Find out more about FOSI here