By: Adrian Bacolo at 02:02 pm
Tonight, the New York City Council will host a cyberbullying summit to discuss ways to combat online bullying and promote positive online social networking. Time Warner Cable will be there to provide support, as will new media, technology and Internet security heavyweights like MTV, Microsoft, Facebook and more.
The summit, led by New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, will be streamed live on the New York City Council website starting around 5 p.m. and later, for free on Time Warner Cable Local On Demand channel 1111 in the NYC service area.
From the New York City Council’s official press release, below is the list of summit speakers and the event schedule. In case you miss it, we’ll be back with our own recap of what was discussed.
What: Summit to address issue of cyberbullying among youth
City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn
City Council Member Gale Brewer
Facebook – Brooke Oberwetter, Associate Manager, Policy Communications
MTV – Jason Rzepka, Vice President of Public Affairs
Microsoft – Julie Inman-Grant, Global Director, Privacy and Internet Safety
AT&T – Kathy Heinz, Director Policy, Child Protection and Privacy
Department of Education – Kathleen Grimm, Deputy Chancellor
NYC Relationship Abuse Prevention Program – Liz Lasky
WiredSafety.org – Parry Aftab
Common Sense Media – Linda Burch
New York City youth with firsthand experiences with cyberbullying
When: Monday, July 18, 2011
5:00 pm – Doors open
6:00 pm – Performance by Enact, New York City student performance group
6:10 pm – Opening remarks
6:20 pm – 7:10 pm – Panel: “Understanding the Problem”
7:10 – 8:00 pm – Panel: “Tools and Resources”
For more information on Internet safety and digital literacy in the meantime, visit our partner Common Sense Media, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to helping families make sense of the overwhelming – and oftentimes scary – amount of information on the World Wide Web.
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