Originally created 11/07/97

Cyberspace summit scheduled



WASHINGTON - The date has been set. The Internet/Online Summit, aimed at enhancing the safety and education of children in cyberspace, will take place in Washington Dec. 1-3.

You might recall that the White House had asked the private sector to organize such a meeting after the Supreme Court struck down the Communications Decency Act, which had applied criminal penalties to making certain sexual material available to minors online. The summit's goal: finding other ways, such as software filters, site ratings and more parental involvement, to make the Internet safe for children.

Attending will be advocacy groups, political leaders, law-enforcement officials, educators and executives from major companies such as America Online, Microsoft and AT&T. Organizations can register to attend at http://www.kidsonline.org