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Michael Powell Visits Fox Business


December 17, 2012

NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell visited Fox Business this morning. While there he discussed online security and the importance of understanding the constantly evolving technology around us. Watch the latest video at

Helping Teens Navigate Social Media

November 16, 2011

Last week brought a closer look at the actual online behavior of kids with the release of the new Pew Report, “Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites.” The in-depth study examines teens’ use of social network sites, their experiences and behaviors on the sites, their privacy and safety concerns, and the role of…

Helping to Teach Tomorrow’s Digital Citizens

December 15, 2010

Yesterday, the FCC held the Generation Mobile forum, which brought together teens, parents, educators and experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges around mobile technology use (Read about it on the FCC’s blog or the NYT‘s Bits blog). If you have kids, you’re most likely aware that cell phones are increasingly prevalent in their lives,…

Message to Teens: “Beware What You Share”

November 3, 2010

Online safety and Internet literacy are still a big challenge for many broadband users.  Cable ISPs and content providers have acknowledged this for some time and worked to address the issue in a lot of ways. The latest initiative in this effort comes from The Advertising Council (Ad Council) and a new task force it…

Helping Create Responsible Digital Citizens

November 5, 2009

With the near nationwide deployment of broadband and millions of mobile devices infiltrating American homes, more and more children are going online everyday at home, in schools and wirelessly on the go. The good news about our über-connected society is the infinite cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities that are now available for kids at their…

PointSmart.ClickSafe. Report on Online Safety

July 8, 2009

A little over a year ago, we posted about the PointSmart.ClickSafe. initiative, which focused on media literacy and online safety. Specifically, I reported on the Online Safety Summit we held last June (as well as interviews with a couple of the participants). At that time, we announced that a coalition of tech companies, child advocacy…