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"Youth Safety on a Living Internet"

June 04, 2010
Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG)

The Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG) 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;
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.