16 March 2010

US - FCC chairman outlines broadband plan for kids

(CNET news.com)
by Larry Magid. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski laid out the "broadband plan for children and families". eferring to children as "our most precious national resource," Genachowski said "we must do everything we can to educate and prepare them to thrive in the 21st century and keep them safe." New technologies, he said, "can expose our children to new dangers, and can potentially outpace the ability of parents to guide their children. So parents are left asking if they should be embracing these new technologies or worrying about them. The answer: We have to do both. The Children's Agenda for Digital Opportunity builds on four core pillars: digital access, digital literacy, digital citizenship, and digital safety."