PointSmartClickSafe To Make Online Safety Recommendations


The PointSmart.ClickSafe coalition  July 8 will release recommendations for online child safety best practices for Internet companies.

The guidelines are the result of a coalition, which includes Comcast, Cox, Verizon, Yahoo!, Google, the PTA and Common Sense Media (new FCC chairman Julius Genachowski is a founding board member of that group).They will be joined by Res. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla) to announce the guidelines at a Capitol Hill press conference.

A task force made up of representatives of those and other groups has been working on the guidelines for over a year.

The FCC is scheduled to release a report to Congress next month about the status of various methods of giving parents more control of content across all media.