founder Mark Brasche to speak at SIFKaL conference in Seville, Spain, March 14-15, 2003.

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Global Internet Safety initiative to feature prominent speakers. E.U. Safer Internet Action Plan taming waves for surfers.

<b>Burlington, CT - February 26, 2003</b> - founder Mark Brasche has accepted an invitation to speak at an International Internet safety conference hosted by SIFKaL (Safer Internet For Knowing and Living) in Seville, Spain, March 14-15. SIFKaL is a well established organization sponsored under the European Union, Safer Internet Action Plan. Prominent online safety figures from all corners of the globe are expected to attend and speak at the conference. Mr. Brasche's speech entitled 'The rewards of responsibility' will focus on the rewards provided by for responsible web publishing through the use of PICS (Platform for Internet Content Selection) labels.

Conferences such as this are essential to raising public awareness and sparking active participation from parents. "I am extremely honored to be asked to speak at this conference." said Mr. Brasche, adding "SIFKaL's model under the Safer Internet Action Plan is one that others would do very well to emulate."

Informing the public of the many tools available to them is one of the many goals Internet Safety experts hope to achieve at conferences such as this. "One of the points I intend to stress is the importance parents must place on their role in the online safety equation. Parents too often leave too much of the responsibility in the hands of others. This approach simply does not produce the best results." said Mr. Brasche.

Another essential goal of the Seville conference is to encourage web developers to show responsibility for their content. "A key missing ingredient for web developers to voluntarily label has always been the absence of positive incentives." said Mr. Brasche, ontinuing " fulfills the need for something more than just a pat on the back for doing the right thing. We provide tangible results for their efforts."

"I am extremely encouraged by the results thus far achieved by SIFKaL and look forward to making a sizable contribution to their efforts." said Mr. Brasche.

### is a well established family friendly Web directory with a very large International following, containing the single largest searchable database of voluntarily labeled Internet content in the world. Mark Brasche is himself a web developer, founder of, author of an Online Safety tutorial for parents, speaker and preeminent expert in the field of online safety. For more information on SurfSafely, please visit <b> <a href=""></a></b>;. Mr. Brasche may be contacted at 860-673-7431 or through the feedback page at

For more information regarding SIFKaL, please visit <b><a href=""></a></b>;

For more information regarding the European Union Safer Internet Action Plan and the many conferences and organizations that they sponsor, please visit <b><a href=""></a></b>;

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