About Marsali Hancock

As president of the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, Marsali Hancock works to help families implement Internet safety and security in their homes; she brings 20 years of public service to this office. Over the past three years, she has developed and implemented Coalition strategic plans, overseen product development of the Faux Paw the Techno Cat Internet Safety Program and support curriculum, and gathered funding for all Coalition initiatives, to date, more than $5 million with a reach of more than 50 million people.Ms Hancock speaks internationally on Internet safety and security issues. Last year her many speaking engagements included the US Department of Justice Project Safe Childhood National Conference, the C3 Conference in Maryland, and a private meeting with China's Ministry of Science and Technology. She works closely with industry leaders, including corporate partnerships with Symantec, Adobe, AOL, BearingPoint, Dell, Disney, ENA, Intel, Oracle, Target, and Yahoo!

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Articles by Marsali

When Private Goes Public: Social Networking and Suicide

When Private Goes Public: Social Networking and Suicide

Last updated on May 24th, 2018 at 05:33 pm“Jumping off the gw bridge sorry,” Tyler Clementi, age 18, posted on his Facebook status on September 22, 2010. And then he did just that. A desperate act fueled by humiliation, Clementi committed suicide after his Rutgers University roommate secretly recorded a private sexual encounter between him and another male, only to then post it to YouTube. In the... 

Preparing Our Kids for Global Digital Citizenship Success

Preparing Our Kids for Global Digital Citizenship Success

Last updated on September 4th, 2015 at 10:25 pmWe’ve all heard how our world is getting smaller – how our digital connectivity is conquering distance and outpacing time. But how does this closeness shape the way we interact with each other? More importantly, how does it affect our youth? This is the reality: The way young people socialize online deeply affects the relationships they have with... 

5 Ways to Cultivate Your Kids’ Online Reputation

5 Ways to Cultivate Your Kids’ Online Reputation

Last updated on March 3rd, 2018 at 11:40 amIn our digitized lives nowadays, everything we say and do is captured, uploaded and archived across a number of connected devices. That means that the video of you doing the electric slide in a banana suit at Aunt Marie’s 50th birthday party has a potential shelf life of forever once it has been posted to the Web. And by the time your aunt eventually deletes... 

Is Your Tween (Illegally) on Facebook?

Is Your Tween (Illegally) on Facebook?

Last updated on June 10th, 2018 at 12:22 amYou have to be at least 13 years old to legally use Facebook, and there’s a reason for that: According to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), websites that collect information from a general-audience population must receive guardian permission to gather data from children 12 years old and younger. Often, sites like Facebook choose to...