Hearings on Social Networking and Internet Safety For Kids

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 28, 2006

Hearings were held June 27 and June 28, 2006 by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, on Making the Internet Safe for Kids: The Role of ISP’s and Social Networking Sites.
Related government news and documents:

  • Press release: “The Federal Trade Commission today called on social networking sites to make sure children visiting their sites can stay safe and their parents can protect them…The testimony describes FTC actions to protect children online through consumer education and law enforcement. Last month, the FTC provided advice for parents and children about safely using social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and others. The tips are featured on one of the most popular sections of OnGuard Online, an online education resource covering safe and secure computing.”
  • Social Networking Sites: Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens
  • Social Networking Sites: A Parent’s Guide
  • Postings on social networking
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