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Meet Anne Collier

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aka: Anny Appletor (ToMorrow Island & Gnome Project)

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Anne Collier's Bio

Editor of NetFamilyNews.org and founder and executive director of its parent organization, Net Family News, Inc., Anne is a writer and journalist who has worked in the news media since 1980. With SafeKids.com's Larry Magid, she co-directs ConnectSafely.org, a Web-based interactive forum and information site for teens, parents, educators, and everybody interested in the impact of the social Web on
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youth and vice versa. ConnectSafely is a project of Net Family News, Inc. Anne and Larry co-authored MySpace Unraveled: A Parent's Guide to Teen Social Networking (Peachpit Press, 2006).
Anne founded the nonprofit Net Family News in 1999 on the premise that information empowers parents at a time when tech literacy has become an important part of parenting and key to youth safety on the fixed and mobile Web. NetFamilyNews.org ("kid-tech news for parents") is a blog, RSS feed, and email newsletter with subscribers in more than 50 countries. Anne worked on print, radio, TV, and Web versions of the Christian Science Monitor, served as an editor in consumer magazines, and has written for Microsoft's Staysafe.org, GetNetWise.org, Children's Technology Review, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's NetSmartz.org.
Anne currently serves as co-chair (with Hemanshu Nigam of News Corp.) of the Obama administration's Online Safety & Technology Working Group and on the advisory boards of the London- and Washington-based Family Online Safety Institute, the National Crime Prevention Council's Circle of Respect Initiative, and GetNetWise.org, a project of the Washington-based Internet Education Foundation. In 2008, she served on the Internet Safety Technical Task Force, formed by 49 state attorneys general and Fox Interactive/MySpace and based at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society. She also works in close association with London-based Childnet International.
A Massachusetts native, Anne holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Principia College and the University of Chicago, respectively, and now lives and skis with her husband and two sons in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.


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