Over the past year, OSTWG (which includes NetChoice members AOL, News Corp, and Yahoo) has discussed online safety research and debated the best policies. Our goal was to build a record for our final report to Congress. The report is complete and available on the NTIA website, and I’m proud to say that it’s a tremendously informative review of the current state of online safety.
But a report is only as good as what decision-makers do with it. Again and again child safety experts get together. Again and again education (not regulation) is a primary solution for online safety. Yet policymakers have largely ignored that recommendation. Will this time be any different? Let’s hope so. Read more