As 2021 begins, there are still millions of families across the country navigating distance learning, remote work, and how to balance screentime and safety while kids spend more time online than ever before. The Internet has become a playground, classroom, and taken the place of in-person gatherings and family events. We know that 2020 was full of challenges, but how will we resolve them as we enter the era of “a new normal?”
The Family Online Safety Institute brings together Representatives Lori Trahan and Jennifer Wexton, who are parents themselves, to discuss their work on Congressional Committees, Caucuses, and Task Forces to improve online safety for all Americans. In a conversation led by FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam, this discussion will include:
- Specific topics such as children’s privacy and updating COPPA, student data privacy, media literacy, - broadband expansion, and closing the homework gap.
- How relevant committees, including Energy and Commerce and Space, Science, and Technology, are working to improve online safety.
- The role of the Congressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship and the Moms in the House Caucus.
- Areas of collaboration with the Biden Administration.
- What Congress is prioritizing that parents care about most.
This is a widely attended event and is open to the press.