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Internet Safety Technical Task Force Releases Final Report on Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies

January 14, 2009

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today released the final report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force, a group of 29 leading Internet businesses, non-profit organizations, academics, and technology companies that joined together for a year-long investigation of tools and technologies to create a safer environment on the Internet for youth.

The Task Force was created in February 2008 in accordance with the Joint Statement on Key Principles of Social Networking Safety announced in January 2008 by the Attorneys General Multi-State Working Group on Social Networking and MySpace. The report was delivered to the 52 Attorneys General in December, 2008.

To read the final report, including the executive summary, as well as reaction statements from members of the Task Force, visit:

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/pubrelease/isttf

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For more on the report, tune into the Radio Berkman podcast for this week, which features an interview with John Palfrey, chair of the Task Force, and Dena Sacco, one of its co-directors.

Last updated January 27, 2009

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