FTC Chairman Joins Education Secretary and FCC Chairman to Introduce Online Safety Booklet for Parents

Media Advisory

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, U.S. Secretary of EducationArne Duncan, and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will visit Jefferson Middle School in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Dec. 16 to introduce Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online. The booklet is a guide for parents as they teach and help children navigate the Internet. A Spanish-speaking representative will be available for media interviews.

WHO: Federal Trade Commission
Chairman Jon Leibowitz

U.S. Secretary of Education
Arne Duncan

Federal Communications Commission
Chairman Julius Genachowski

WHAT: Release of Net Cetera, a guidebook for parents
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Jefferson Middle School (7th Street Entrance)
801 7th St. S.W.,
Washington, DC

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,700 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.

(Net Cetera Advisory.wpd)

Contact Information

MEDIA CONTACT:
Betsy Lordan
Office of Public Affairs

202-326-2180
STAFF CONTACT:
Nat Wood
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-3407