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Text of the Internet Safety Education Act of 2007

This bill was introduced on December 13, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 13, 2007 (Reported by Senate Committee).

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Calendar No. 542

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2344

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 13, 2007

(for himself and Mr. Bayh) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

December 13, 2007

Reported by Mr. Leahy, without amendment

A BILL

To create a competitive grant program to provide for age-appropriate Internet education for children.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Internet Safety Education Act of 2007.

2.

Grants for internet safety education programs

(a)

Establishment

Subject to the availability of the funds authorized to be appropriated under this section, the Attorney General of the United States shall create and administer a competitive grant program for eligible organizations to carry out Internet safety education programs.

(b)

Eligible organization

For purposes of this section, the Attorney General shall by rule define the term eligible organization. The rulemaking conducted under this subsection shall require that the term eligible organization includes State organizations.

(c)

Definitions

In this section—

(1)

the term Internet safety includes issues regarding the use of the Internet in a manner that promotes safe online activity for children, including—

(A)

interacting with other individuals on social networking programs, chat rooms, email, bulletin boards, instant messaging, and other means of online communication;

(B)

teaching parents and teachers about online safety for children; and

(C)

empowering and encouraging parents to talk to their children about internet safety; and

(2)

the term Internet safety education programs means programs that provide—

(A)

age-appropriate free Internet Safety education services to children; and

(B)

free Internet Safety programs for parents and teachers for the purpose of educating children.

(d)

Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated $10,000,000 for grants under this section for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2012.

December 13, 2007

Reported without amendment