ALA Washington Office staff were on hand Thursday to celebrate the launch of the National Partnership for Safe Computing, a coalition of public, private and non-profit organizations working to promote awareness about online safety and cyber security. Representative Melissa Bean (IL-8), and Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour from the Federal Trade Commission spoke on the benefits of safe computing education.
The launch was followed by the second annual Town Hall open house, during which partnership organizations, including the American Library Association, distributed resources on safe computing practices for children, teens and adults.
The ALA champions educational initiatives that aim to inform and protect Internet users while providing the broadest access for information seekers. Libraries and librarians continue to provide quality services that help the public understand issues surrounding Internet safety.
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