In late October, I was honored to attend California's Women's Conference, on behalf of LMK(Let Me Know)- Girl Scouts of the USA's online safety initiative launched through a partnership with Microsoft Windows. At the conference I met Paula Deen, Maria Shriver, Geena Davis and along with my colleagues, spread the word about GSUSA's commitment to making the Internet a safer place for girls.
The following week, on the same topic, my colleagues got the opportunity to attend FOSI, Family Online Safety Institute Conference in Washington DC. More importantly was the presence of five teens (representing Greater New York and Northern New Jersey Councils) from the LMK Online Safety initiative. Cadettes to Ambassadors took center stage at the FOSI’s first Teen Panel Session, moderated by Marsali Hancock, the President of iKeepSafe. The session highlighted how and why teens use the Internet today and their behaviors and usage trends. They were joined by international students from Denmark, Brazil and members of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. Our girl representatives also attended various breakout sessions including Getting Kids Hooked on Safety When They are Young and Kids On the Go – Challenges Confronting Mobility. See a video of the events at FOSI posted below and let us know what measures you take to keep safe online.