Youth Safety on a Living Internet: Report of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group   [open pdf - 2MB]

"On behalf of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG), we are pleased to transmit this report to you. As mandated, we reviewed and evaluated: 1. The status of industry efforts to promote online safety through educational efforts, parental control technology, blocking and filtering software, age-appropriate labels for content or other technologies or initiatives designed to promote a safe online environment for children; 2. The status of industry efforts to promote online safety among providers of electronic communications services and remote computing services by reporting apparent child pornography, including any obstacles to such reporting; 3. The practices of electronic communications service providers and remote computing service providers related to record retention in connection with crimes against children; and 4. The development of technologies to help parents shield their children from inappropriate material on the Internet. The report contains recommendations in each of the above categories, as well some general recommendations. We believe these recommendations will further advance our collective goal to provide a safer online experience to our children. [] The OSTWG was established by the 'Broadband Data Improvement Act' (the Act), Pub.L. No. 110-385. Section 214 of the Act, which was signed into law on October 10, 2008, mandated the NTIA [National Telecommunications and Information Safety Administration] to create the OSTWG."

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