ISPA Supports Safer Internet Day -
Safer Internet Day took place on the 8th February this month to help raise awareness for Internet safety. ISPA helped promote the day by hosting information on the ISPA website, as well as tweeting and sharing updates about the day with ISPA members.
The UK's Safer Internet Centre (SIC), the new centre comprised of Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation announced a campaign on the day to encourage and empower parents to support their children's online activities, especially around online gaming, and to encourage internet users to think about the consequences of their online actions.
SIC also organised the young people's Safer Internet Day Symposium on the 11th February which brought together forty 15 - 17 year olds from across the UK to discuss their experience of the internet. This event engaged them in discussion on what they do online, what they perceive to be the risks to their age group and what advice they would give to their peers and what form that should take.
For more information please go to http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/.
Technical testing underway for ISPA Awards entrants
Awards entrants in the technical testing categories have been busy over the last couple of weeks registering their details with thinkbroadband and Malden Electronics to test their services.
Enrants in the broadband categories will have installed the thinkbroadband tbbMeter on computers connected to services on each ISP. The tbbMeter will then monitor each service until the end of the testing period on May 1st.
Entrants in the Best Shared and Dedicated Hosting categories have also registered with thinkbroadband and testing is underway. Malden Electronics is also currently testing the Internet Telephony category.
This year the ISPA Awards will be held at the Lancaster London Hotel on July 7th. Tickets will be announced in June. The ISPA Awards 2011 is sponsored by Magrathea, Plusnet, UKFast and BE Wholesale -www.ispaawards.org.uk.
ISPA Welcomes Two New Legal Forum Members
Clifford Chance LLP and Preiskel and Co. LLP have joined ISPA as Legal Forum members. Both companies specialise in telecommunications, media and technology - www.cliffordchance.com and www.preiskel.com.
Preiskel and Co. will also be hosting ISPA's next Legal Forum on 10th March on Internet Defamation, Libel Tourism and its Reform. For more information go to http://www.ispa.org.uk/ispa_legal_forum/page_32.html.
A list of ISPA's Legal Forum members can be found here -http://www.ispa.org.uk/ispa_legal_forum/page_30.html.
Vivaciti joins ISPA
Vivaciti has joined ISPA in February. They offer Internet Access for home, office and corporate users http://bit.ly/gABvTp
ISPA Member Discounts at Forthcoming Events
ISPA members have discount to the Cloud Computing World Forum, IP&TV World Forum and the Internet retailing EXPO all in March.
ISPA in the News
ISPA was quoted in the news this month on issues including site blocking, IPv6 and filtering.
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