New Report Urges Obama to Focus on Internet Safety for Children

Online safety advocates are pushing president-elect Barack Obama to put more resources toward protecting children from crime, harassment and predators on the Web.In a report to be released tomorrow , the Family Online Safety Institute, a Washington non-profit organization, is urging the new administration to appoint a National Safety Officer within the office of the Chief Technology Officer Obama has promised to create. The group is also asking for $100 million a year to fund education and research, an annual White House summit on safety issues, as well as the creation of national council to coordinate efforts among federal agencies, advocacy and industry groups.

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