Family Group to Obama: Protect Our Kids Online

The Family Online safety Institute is asking President elect Barack Obama to make the online world a safer place for our children. Thousands of kids every year fall prey to online predators, cyber bullies and harassment.

According to the AFP, the group filed a report Thursday at their Online Safety Conference in Washington and asked specifically for Obama’s assistance. “We need a paradigm shift in what we do, say and teach about online safety," FOSI chief executive Stephen Balkam announced. "We look to the next administration to provide leadership and support at the highest levels to help make the online world a safer place for children."

The group, whose members include AOL and Google, is asking for a fund to be established specifically to raise money and raise awareness in regards to these online issues.

For more information on online safety, visit http://www.fbi.gov/kids/k5th/safety2.htm

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/afp/20081211/tc_afp/usitpoliticscrimeinternet_081211234106

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