These days local and national news is littered with stories of
bullying, mostly of the online variety. Microsoft takes personal and family
safety seriously. This November, we will be co-sponsoring the seventh annual
conference of the International
Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) in Seattle from November
15 to November 17.
The event will bring together researchers, advocates, teachers, parents,
kids, and law enforcement. It will focus on promoting
positive online behavior-addressing the risks of using the web, sharing new research, and
discussing preventive actions. There will be a special panel on
cyberbullying on November 15.
Beauchere, Director of Privacy and Online Safety in Microsoft's Trustworthy
Computing Communications Group, will give the keynote speech on November 16. She will explain
Microsoft's three-pronged approach to Internet safety, share results from a
recent cyberbullying survey, and highlight Microsoft's new partnership with iKeepSafe to help schools navigate the digital