IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 13, 2007
Mr. Menendez introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To create a competitive grant program to provide for age-appropriate Internet education for children.
This Act may be cited as
Internet Safety Education Act of
Grants for internet safety education programs
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.
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.
In this section—
Internet safety includes issues regarding the use of the
Internet in a manner that promotes safe online activity for children,
interacting with other individuals on social networking programs, chat rooms, email, bulletin boards, instant messaging, and other means of online communication;
teaching parents and teachers about online safety for children; and
empowering and encouraging parents to talk to their children about internet safety; and
Internet safety education programs means programs that
age-appropriate free Internet Safety education services to children; and
free Internet Safety programs for parents and teachers for the purpose of educating children.
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.