Deborah Taylor Tate, a Distinguished Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Free State Foundation and a former Federal Communications Commissioner, is the first ITU Special Envoy for Child Online Protection. She is participating in the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet program. Honored to be a part of Task Force, Ms. Tate said:
“Today, technology makes it possible for students to learn anytime and anywhere. I am excited to work with my colleagues to explore the best ways to increase digital learning and innovation without compromising safety, civility, or privacy. The Task Force will analyze what’s working, what needs improvement, and how to ensure that the participatory educational opportunities of the web are optimized for safety and learning."
The Task Force, made up of 20 individuals with diverse perspectives in learning, innovation, and safety, includes honorary co-chair Former Governor Jeb Bush. They will participate in online public conversations to ensure diverse ideas and comments are included as part of their discussions and will release a report of their work and findings in early 2014.