A public-private partnership working to educate Americans to help keep the Internet safe and secure.
- American Library AssociationMelanie Anderson, Associate Director, Office of Government Relations
- AT&TAndrea Brands, Public Affairs
- Common Sense MediaTodd Haiken
- Connect SafelyAnne Collier
- Connect SafelyLarry Magid
- CyberSmart!Jim Teicher
- Enough is EnoughCris H. Clapp, Communications Manager
- Enough is EnoughDonna Rice Hughes, President and Chairman
- FTCDerick Rill, Congressional Relations
- GetNetWiseTim Lordan, Executive Director
Melanie Anderson, Associate Director, Office of Government RelationsView Profile
Andrea Brands, Public Affairs
Ms. Brands joined AT&T (then SBC) in 2003 overseeing public relations for SBC-Illinois. Since that time she has been fortunate to hold a variety of positions in Public Affairs group, currently working on the constituency relations team where she is the company’s representative for women’s and seniors organizations, as well as organizations that work on emerging issues, including environment, education and online safety, where she has developed educational outreach programs for students, parents, communities and seniors.View Profile
Todd HaikenView Profile
Anne Collier is co-founder and co-director of ConnectSafely.org, the leading interactive resource for parents, teens, educators, advocates and everyone interested in the impact of the fixed and mobile social Web.View Profile
As co-director, Collier is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization. Her specific responsibilities include updating the site with the latest youth-technology news and safety information, responding to parents' concerns about their kids' well-being online, educating families on real-life approaches and practices for safe, healthy online social lives and providing media and policymakers with solid information and analysis on social Web safety and youth.
Larry Magid is co-founder and co-director of ConnectSafely.org, the leading interactive resource for parents, teens, educators, advocates and everyone engaged and interested in the impact of the fixed and mobile social Web.View Profile
As co-director, Magid is in charge of planning new projects, identifying and working with potential partners and working on policy issues, a task both he and his co-director, Anne Collier, take on together. He also speaks publicly on behalf of ConnectSafely.org and writes for the site.
Jim Teicher is a cofounder of the CyberSmart! Education Company, providing free K-12 curriculum and professional development in 21st century skills. Jim is a veteran information industry executive, Internet public policy advocate, and entrepreneur. He serves on the advisory board of the Congressional Internet Caucus, is a founding sponsor of the National Cyber Security Alliance, and has chaired its K-12 Education Working Group. He participated on the steering committee of America Links Up, the national online safety initiative co-sponsored by AOL Time Warner, Disney, AT&T, and Microsoft. He was formerly President of Smart Tone, Inc., a leading innovator in voice biometric authentication. Prior to this, he cofounded and served as CEO of Stockalert, Inc., the award-winning financial information service.View Profile
Cris H. Clapp, Communications Manager
Cris H. Clapp currently manages communications and public relations efforts for Internet Safety group Enough Is Enough (EIE). In her work with EIE, she serves in multiple roles: educating congressional members about Internet safety issues, talking with corporate partners about family-friendly policy, and aggregating and commenting on research relating to sexual predation, sexually explicit content, and youth behavior online. Ms. Clapp works with the EIE team to create EIE’s marketing materials, educational resources, For the Sake of the Children monthly E-Newsletters, press releases and promotional messaging; she works with EIE leadership to support fundraising efforts. Ms. Clapp contributes regularly on national radio and print publications.View Profile
Donna Rice Hughes, President and Chairman
Donna Rice Hughes, President and Chairman of Enough Is Enough, is an internationally known Internet safety expert and advocate. Donna has championed EIE's mission to make the Internet safer for children and families since the group's formation in 1994. She spearheaded EIE’s launch of The Internet Safety 101: Empowering Parents Program with the U.S. Department of Justice and other partners, and she serves as the Executive Producer and Host of the cutting edge, four-part Internet Safety 101 DVD and workbook teaching series.View Profile
Her book, Kids Online: Protecting Your Children In Cyberspace (Revell, September 1998), was heralded worldwide by the media, parents' groups, industry leaders, and Congress.
Derick Rill, Congressional Relations
Now, working with the FTC’s congressional relations office, Derick supports Members in developing programs to provide great public access to FTC’s consumer resources, information and assistance. He also helps congressional staff respond to constituents’ consumer concerns. Derick has organized numerous training sessions for staff working with Members of Congress, particularly working with case workers and outreach officials, helping them better inform their constituents on topics ranging from financial literacy, spam and identity theft to safe computing practices, privacy and senior fraud. Derick also has worked with congressional staff to design public seminars and town hall workshops on consumer issues, including safe computing.View Profile
Tim Lordan, Executive Director
Mr. Lordan joined the IEF in 1999 as the first permanent staff member. The IEF assists the efforts of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee in educating Congress about the Internet and related policy issues. Mr. Lordan helps coordinate those Internet Caucus Advisory Committee initiatives as well as other public education activities regarding the Internet. In 1999, Lordan helped develop and launch the GetNetWise "one-click" parental empowerment resource and has since launched the "State of the Net" project designed to measure the success of the Internet -- in cultural, socio-political and economic terms.View Profile