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Facebook, MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and the Family Online Safety Institute launch Project:Connect

Published on: 22.04.13
Source: Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)

Waschington D.C., April 18, 2013 - Facebook, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) announced a series of activities to advance healthy online experiences so young people can more easily make smart and responsible choices on the Internet.

Surfacing Innovative Ideas - The Project:Connect Hackathon

Borne out of the belief that technology can advance a dialogue about what it means to participate responsibly in a digital world, Project:Connect's May 9 hackathon will award prizes in the following areas:

- Social Tools for Social Good - Enabling people to create a culture of kindness and respect that enhances civic participation.

- Social Tools that Enable Control of Information - Helping people understand how to control their information, and manage privacy and security.

- Social Tools that Enable Literacy - Helping people build, access, and understand or make components of the Web.

Top concepts, as identified by a panel of expert judges, will be awarded cash prizes.In addition to monetary awards, winners will also have their social tools featured on FOSI's A Platform for Good (aplatformforgood.org), a site dedicated to helping parents, teachers, and students connect, share, and do good. A Platform for Good is supported by MacArthur and leaders across several industries, including social media, telecommunications, software, and the Internet.

Continuing Momentum For Youth During The Summer

The hackathon will be followed by a series of events at museums and libraries around the country for youth and their families to learn new skills related to digital literacy and civic engagement.

For more information, please visit http://dmlcompetition.net/project-connect or FOSI Website.

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http://www.fosi.org/press-releases-2013/83-press-releases-2013/1167-ap
ril-18-2013.html





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