The Washington Post: Report urges more education about online safety

An online safety committee created by Congress will recommend on Friday that educators and government leaders focus on teaching children and parents about safe Internet practices while recognizing the limits of filtering technology in protecting young people. [...]

The group is recommending the establishment of a Web-based "clearing house” that would compile frequently updated research. They are also suggesting that local, state and federal educators and law enforcement authorities coordinate on a consistent message about online safety.

[...] The report comes as Congress reexamines the Child Online Privacy Protection Act and agencies, such as the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, review online safety and privacy for children and the retention of data by of users by Web sites.