New America Issue Brief on Policies and Technologies to Control Kids' Media Consumption
The New America Foundation hosted a policy roundtable at the Washington, D.C. offices of the Kaiser Family Foundation that discussed and debated "Policies and Technologies to Enhance Parental Control Over Children's Media Content."
U.S. Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mary Landrieu, along with FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Deborah Taylor Tate, led off the roundtable, followed by a discussion among an expert panel of 19 industry, academic and child advocacy experts including several ICRA board members.
The discussion progressed along a continuum of proposed solutions, beginning with traditional regulatory approaches, continuing with a look at technological solutions, including those that promise not only to block out bad media, but serve as guides for parents to identify good media, and concluding with an exploration of the emerging wireless, convergent, user-generated media world.
- New America Foundation Issue Brief summarizing the proceedings