Ontario, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2009
Ron Zayas, CEO of eGuardian, addressed the state Attorneys General at the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), during their annual Spring Meeting in Washington DC.
More than 40 of the nation's Attorneys General attended the meeting, at which Zayas was asked to speak about the role eGuardian plays in online child protection, age verification and parental permission. eGuardian, designers of the child-safe Internet, is a protection service that protects children on social networking sites and allows parents to be more involved in their children's online activities.
"The state Attorneys General are on the front line on these issues, and they asked us to attend and help make the case for the importance of keeping kids safe when they are online," Zayas said.
Following opening remarks from US Attorney General Eric Holder, a panel of state Attorneys General discussed the safety and related legal issues of minors using social networking sites, and how to protect children from sexual predators and inappropriate content.
One meeting session, attended by top legal counsel from Microsoft and representatives from other major Internet-related companies, provided perspectives on recent developments related to the efforts of the Social Networking Multistate Group and the discussion of promising age/identity verification technology.
The event was televised by C-Span, and may be viewed at
eGuardian has been at the forefront of the age verification issue. "What we do initiates from the parent," said Zayas at the meeting. "eGuardian can be a powerful instrument to curb child predation and cyber-bullying, but the process begins when the parent makes a conscious decision that they want to protect their child. With eGuardian parents play a crucial role in their child's safety."
The eGuardian mission is to protect children online from inappropriate content and solicitation, resulting in safe learning and exploring on the Internet. Through partnerships with prominent web sites eGuardian creates an environment that allows children to learn and communicate without the fear of being solicited by predatory adults or being exposed to adult content. For more information, call 877-348-2731 or visit eGuardian at http://www.eguardian.com