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ITU/MIC Strategic Dialogue on Safer Internet Environment for Children
(2-3 June 2009, Tokyo)

H.E. Mr. Kunio Hatoyama - BIOGRAPHY

Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

Date of birth: September 13, 1948
Domicile of origin:


March 1972:
Graduated from Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo


July 1972:
Aide to Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka
December 1976:
Elected as a Member of House of Representatives (Reelected to serve ten terms)
December 1983:
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Administrative Management Bureau
November 1984:
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Education
November 1991:
Minister of Education
April 1994:
Minister of Labor
February 2002:
Chairman of the Committee on Rules and Administration House of Representatives
October 2002:
Chairman of the Special Committee on Response to Armed Attacks
August 2007:
Minister of Justice
September 2007:
Minister of Justice
September 2008:
Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Minister of State for Decentralization Reform

Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré - BIOGRAPHY

Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré was elected Secretary-General at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, in November 2006 and took office on 1 January 2007.

He served as Director BDT from 1998 until 2006.

Born on 3 September 1953, Hamadoun Touré holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Leningrad (LEIS, USSR) and Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) from the University of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics of Moscow (MTUCI, Russia).

Dr Touré is committed to make ITU an innovative, forward looking organization adapted to meeting the challenges created by the new ICT environment and to spearhead the Union towards implementing the resolutions of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As Director BDT from 1999 until 2006, he played a significant role in the WSIS process by launching numerous projects based on partnership building with International Organizations, Governments, Civil Society and the Private Sector.

He is married with four children and two granddaughters.

Prior to his election as Director of BDT in 1998, Dr Hamadoun Touré was Africa's Regional General Manager for ICO Global Communications (1996–1998). He spearheaded the company's activities from its Africa Regional Office in South Africa, where he laid the foundation to ensure the successful introduction and operation of ICO's regional operations: marketing and network distribution, coordination with service partners, regulators and operators of fixed, mobile and special services.

He joined the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) in December 1985 where he occupied several important positions. From 1986 to 1990, he was Telecommunications Officer of INTELSAT Assistance and Development Programme (IADP). In this capacity he participated in several IADP projects including the design of earth stations, feasibility studies for domestic satellite communication systems and the implementation of technologies such as time division multiple access (TDMA) and demand assignment multiple access (DAMA) in several developing countries.

From 1990 to 1994, he was INTELSAT's Director for the Africa Region and later served as the Group Director for Africa and the Middle East from 1994 to 1996. During this time, he took an active part in the continental initiative launched by the Regional African Satellite Communications Organization (RASCOM) to pool trans¬ponders on the INTELSAT system. He pioneered studies for regional interconnectivity and worked closely with all African and the Middle East countries to enhance the development of their telecommunication infrastructure. In these positions he managed annual revenue budgets of more than USD 115 million.

He is well known for his steadfast commitment to projects such as AFROSAT, AFSAT, PANAFTEL (Pan-African Telecommunications Network), as well as for his contributions to numerous conferences and meetings of ITU, INTELSAT, RASCOM, PATU (Pan-African Telecommunications Union), PANAFTEL and CAPTAC (Conference of Post and Telecommunication Administrations of Central Africa).

On the national scene, he was Manager of the Sulymanbougou II earth station in Bamako, Mali, where he coordinated activities between the country's national Office des postes et télécommunications (OPT) and TELEMALI in 1985. Later that year, he headed OPT's Satellite Communications Section.

From 1981 to 1984, he was Engineer in charge of operation and maintenance of the International Satellite earth station in Bamako, Mali. He interfaced with the International Switching Centre in Bamako in 1980 and with the PANAFTEL microwave terminal from October 1979.

His sound operation and maintenance of satellite communications earth stations earned him the reputation of a committed manager. Dr Touré's language and negotiating skills help him to efficiently broker agreements in several international arenas. He is proficient in three official languages of the Union: English, French and Russian.

Decorations and honorary titles

  • Knight of the National Order of Mali
  • Officer of the National Order of Côte d’Ivoire
  • Doctorate honoris causa from the Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications (Ukraine)
  • Honorary Citizen of the city of Grecia (Costa Rica)


Opening Welcome Address [download doc_logo]

Children & Cyberspace: The Need For A Global Approach [download doc_logo]

Closing Remarks [download doc_logo]

Mr. Shun Sakurai - BIOGRAPHY

Director-General, Telecommunications Bureau, MIC Japan (Japan)

Date of birth: December, 1953


Graduated from Faculty of Law, the University of Tokyo


Director-General of the Telecommunications Bureau, MIC
Director-General for Policy Planning, MIC
Director-General of the Telecommunications Business Department,
Telecommunications Bureau, MIC
Director-General of the Radio Department, Telecommunications Bureau, MIC
Deputy Director-General of Minister's Secretariat, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Deputy Director-General of Minister's Secretariat, MIC
Director of the Secretarial Division, Minister’s Secretariat, MIC
Counselor of Minister’s Secretariat, MIC
Director of the General Affairs Division, Information and Communications Bureau, MIC
Director of the Communications Policy Division, Information and Communications Bureau, MIC
Director of the Communications Policy Division, Communications Policy Bureau, MPT
Director of the Telecommunications Policy Division, the Telecommunications
Business Department, Telecommunications Bureau, MPT
Director of the Telecommunication Industry Division, the Telecommunications Business Department, Telecommunications Bureau, MPT
Joined the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Prof. Masao Horibe - BIOGRAPHY

Professor Emeritus of Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Dr. Masao Horibe was Professor of Law at Hitotsubashi University and Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan. He graduated from the Master Course of Law, the University of Tokyo in 1962. He has written extensively in the area of law relating to telecommunications, media, information, etc. He was chairperson of the Study Group on a Comprehensive Legal System for Communications and Broadcasting (2006-2007) and chairperson of the Study Group Concerning Illegal or Harmful Information on the Internet (2007-2009), the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Government of Japan. He has been Vice-chair of the Working Party on Information Security and Privacy (1996-2008), OECD. He is President of the Mobile Content Evaluation and Monitoring Association.


Opening remarks by Chairperson [download doc_logo]

Chairman’s wrap up and closing remarks [download doc_logo]

Ms. Cristina Bueti - BIOGRAPHY

Policy Analyst, Corporate Strategy Division, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Cristina Bueti graduated from the Faculty of Political Science and International Cooperation and Development of the University of Florence, where she completed postgraduate studies in International Cooperation. In 2003, Ms Bueti completed a project for the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, before joining the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva in January 2004. As a Policy Analyst, she is actively involved in ITU's activities related to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Child Online Protection and Climate Change. Her responsibilities include policy research, international negotiations, as well as organizing meetings of high-level experts, and international conferences.


Presentation of the Child Online Protection Initiative [download ]

Ms. Natasha Jackson - BIOGRAPHY

Head of Content Policy, GSM Association

  • Head of Content Policy, Natasha leads the GSMA's work on promoting responsible self-regulatory approaches on mobile content

  • Natasha was responsible for the development of the mobile industry's first global Code of Practice on mobile spam and leads the GSMA's global Mobile Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Content (child pornography)

  • In promoting self-regulatory approaches to mobile operators worldwide she has also developed educational toolkits for mobile operators in the areas of age-sensitive commercial content and illegal content

  • Natasha has over 15 years experience in the telecoms industry, holds a degree in Economics and is a board member of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)


Draft Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection [download ]

In collaboration with other key stakeholders, the private sector can play an important role in building child online protection programs. In this session, the GSMA and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children will review two noteworthy initiatives: The Mobile Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Content and the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography.

Hiroshi Tano - BIOGRAPHY

Director, Consumer Services Department, NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

Joined NTT, transferring to NTT DOCOMO when it was spun off from NTT to take over the mobile communications operations. Mainly engaged in marketing and sales promotion. Since 2007, he has been in charge of planning, development, and operation of i-mode service security (including web filtering, anti-spam, and data security services ) at the Consumer Services Department. In the current fiscal year he has responded to the growing social problem of incidents arising from minors using mobile phones, and has greatly enhanced the functions of web filtering.


DOCOMO’s Filtering Service Initiatives [download ]

In Japan, the use of mobile phones by minors has spread rapidly. Incidents of bullying and crime involving minors accessing the Internet through mobile phones are numerous, and are becoming a major social problem.
In this presentation I would like to introduce the effective measures of filtering by giving examples of DOCOMO’s initiatives to address functional challenges and the spread of filtering.

Catherine J. Cummings - BIOGRAPHY

Executive Director of the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography, (ICMEC)

Catherine J. Cummings has been supporting the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) for more than three years in its fight against commercial child pornography.

Ms. Cummings has managed the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography, sponsored by ICMEC, since its inception in 2006. The Coalition is made up of financial and Internet services companies and its goal is to disrupt the economics of the child pornography business.

Prior to this assignment, Ms. Cummings spent 25 years in the private sector. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President of Global Communications for MasterCard International.

She holds a B.A. in Communications from Rowan University, New Jersey, USA.


Private Sector Initiatives [download ]

In collaboration with other key stakeholders, the private sector can play an important role in building child online protection programs. In this session, the GSMA and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children will review two noteworthy initiatives: The Mobile Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Content and the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography.

Mr. John Carr - BIOGRAPHY

Secretary, Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS)

John Carr is one of the world’s leading authorities on children’s and young people’s use of the internet and related new technologies. He has been consulted by several global internet companies and has written and lectured extensively on child safety online.


Current pro bono activities

  • Secretary UK Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety

  • Executive Board Member UK Council for Child Internet Safety

  • Executive Board Member eNACSO - European wide network of NGOs concerned with online child safety

  • Advisory Board Member INHOPE - the global association of national hotlines combating online child pornography

  • Advisory Board Member Beyond Borders - a Canada-wide body concerned with the internet

  • Advisory Council Member Family Online Safety Institute, Washington

In 2001 John wrote the theme paper on child pornography that was presented to the 2nd World Congress on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, held in Yokohama. In 2004 John presented to the FBI’s Online Victimization Conference in Washington DC. In November, 2007 and December, 2008 John was part of the UK and EU delegations to the Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro and Hyderabad respectively. He will play a similar role in relation to the 2009 IGF conference in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

For the first seven years of its life, 1997-2004, John was a member of the Policy Board or was a main Board Director of the Internet Watch Foundation, the UK internet industry’s hotline for reporting child abuse images. At the invitation of the (former) National Crime Squad, John became a member of the Programme Board established to create the Children’s Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP), the UK’s new national, police led, multi-agency initiative for dealing with a range of online offences against children and for spearheading a major educational initiative on internet safety within schools.

In 2003 John was named by New Media Age as one of the UK’s 50 most influential people in the new media industries. In 2006, John was named by the New Statesman as one of 50 “Modern Heroes”. The citation was for his work helping make the internet safer for children.

John’s publications include “A Parent’s Guide to the Internet”, “The Role of the Internet In the Commission of Crime”, “Child Pornography, Child Abuse and the Internet”, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”, a study of global responses to dealing with online child pornographic images and, in June, 2009, “Child protection and self-regulation”.

Along the way John was also a Founding Trustee of DEMOS, one of the UK’s leading independent Think Tanks.


Draft Guidelines for Policy-Makers on Child Online Protection [download ]

The role and value of self regulation in relation to online child protection [download ]

Mr. Noor Iskandar Hashim - BIOGRAPHY

Director, CEO’s Office, CyberSecurity Malaysia

Mr. Noor Iskandar Hashim has a degree in English Literature from University of Massachusetts, at Amherst, USA. Has a post degree diploma qualification in Teaching, HR, and Training & Development. He was in the Army, and a teacher, before joining the corporate world.

His main function in CyberSecurity Malaysia is, To Lead and Drive Transformationon. Main areas of responsibilities are:

  • Corporate Planning & Strategy

  • Human Resource

  • Corporate & Crisis Communication

  • Training & Outreach

In his experience planning, organizing and conducting Awareness programs since October 2008, he has presented to over hundreds of teachers, school kids, parents, and general public. He admits, some of the things he planned and did, worked, and some didn’t.

Iskandar is married and has 6 kids, ages 21 to 9 years old, and strongly believes that protecting children from dangers and risks of the world, be it real or cyber, is a crusade not a flavor of the year hype.


CyberSafe: CyberSecurity Malaysia’s Experience [download ]

Ms. Gabrielle Shaw - BIOGRAPHY

Head of International and Relations, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

Ms. Gabrielle Shaw joined the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre in February 2008 as the Head of International and Relations.

This role is a diverse and challenging one and includes leading on the child protection work for G8, chairing and taking forward the work European Financial Coalition, working with such bodies as the UN and overseeing the work of the Virtual Global Taskforce – an international alliance of law enforcement agencies.

Child sexual exploitation is a borderless crime and therefore international links are crucial to every area of CEOP’s business; her role is pivotal –creating and maintaining relationships with law enforcement agencies, governing bodies and charities internationally, bidding for funding from various sources such as the EU to take forward work to combat this crime worldwide and to raise the awareness of the work of CEOP.

As well as her international work, Gabrielle is also Staff Officer for the ACPO Child Abuse Investigations Working Group and has recently led on a review of the child protection portfolios.

Gabrielle also deputises for the Head of the Harm Reduction Faculty at CEOP.


The holistic approach – CEOP, law enforcement and youth participation/empowerment [download ]

This presentation will take an overview of the structure and work of CEOP, then concentrate on specific projects and initiatives CEOP leads and are involved in. Special attention will be paid to the importance of youth participation and empowering children and young people to stay safe online.

Ichiya Nakamura Ph.D. - BIOGRAPHY

Professor, Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University
Executive Director, You Go Lab
Vice President, CANVAS (an NPO for children's creativity and expression)

He is known as a counselor at Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, a director at Business Model Association, a promoter at Society for Art and Science, a fellow at International University Glocom, and an advisor to CSK Corp. as well. He was Executive Director at the Stanford Japan Center (2002-2006), Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Laboratory (1998-2002), and a policy maker at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Japan (1984-1998). Prior to joining the government, he was a producer of Shonen Knife.


Supporting a multi-stakeholder approach to protect children online and empowering them as ICT smart users [download ]

“The act on secure and safe internet use environment for young users” has two points.

1 The basic three principles.
1) Minimize chances for minors to be exposed to harmful information
2) Enhance minors’ Internet literacy
3) Private initiatives
2 Various stakeholders.

To ensure the safe use of the Internet by children, the government has been hosting lectures on the “dark side” of the Internet, targeting parents and teachers in cooperation with the telecommunications industry. Companies in the industry participate in this activity as part of their corporate social responsible activities and dispatch their employees as lecturers.

The government and public organizations provide educational materials on ICT literacy such as textbooks, websites, and videos. Manufacturers develop and offer mobile phones for children that may limit available functions to “phone calls”, “GPS”, and “anticrime buzzer” at the time of contract.

In order to connect these activities as a whole community, an organization named “the Safer Internet of Japan” was established. Its goal is to link the various private-sector initiatives for the improvement of the Internet use environment, as an organization where users, businesses, and educational institutions come together to carry out their activities on a larger scale and in a more effective manner.

New technology and environment for creativity and communication for all the children in the world must be a premise of how to deal with harmful information.

Dieter Carstensen - BIOGRAPHY

Project manager, Save the Children and Chairman of ENASCO

Dieter Carstensen has been managing international projects and activities, focused on online child protection, since 2001. He is currently working for Save the Children Denmark on Child Online Protection matters. Furthermore is he coordinating issues related to combating illegal content within the International Save the Children Alliance's European working group on child protection. Dieter held the position of Vice President of the Inhope Association up till May 2007, he is an International Advisor to the EU Kids Online II project. He is Chairman of the thematic NGO network, European NGO Alliance on Child Safety Online (eNACSO), funded by the EU’s Safer Internet Programme. 


COP Draft guidelines for Children [download ]

The presentation will introduce the draft guidelines for children in the ITU Child Online Protection initiative. It will give examples on successful campaign tools for communicating with children and young people.

eNACSO – European NGO alliance for online child safety [download ]

The presentation will highlight efforts undertaken by this new NGO network in the area of online child protection. Themes covered include activities at the Internet Governance Forum and recommendations for combating child abuse online and child abuse material.

Ms. Nevine Tewfik - BIOGRAPHYHY

Director, CyberPeace Initiative

Nevine Tewfik is Director of the Cyber Peace Initiative, launched by The Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement, in cooperation with The Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union, The UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development, Microsoft and Cisco at the International Youth Forum, Sharm el Sheikh September 2007.

For the past two years, Ms. Tewfik’s work revolved around the dissemination and implementation of the e- safety agenda for children and young people in Egypt and reaching out to the region, as well as engaging Egypt actively in the international dialogue on the subject. Ms. Tewfik represented the project and ministry in a number of related conferences including the third round of IGF in 2008 and the ICMEC meeting in Egypt in Feb. 2009. Ms. Tewfik is also member of the ITU COP initiative.

Prior to that, Ms. Tewfik was Deputy Director of International Relations and General Manager of the European Cooperation Department. Ms. Tewfik's portfolio includes coordinating the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s relations with numerous international organizations. She has also been involved in formulating Egypt's Information Society White Paper.

With more than 20 years experience in the fields of socio political research, international relations and development, Ms. Tewfik has represented Egypt in a number of international forums and conferences, including the World Summit on The Information Society. Her field of expertise is oriented towards ICT4D, child online safety, in addition to strategic writing, and political analysis.

Ms. Tewfik studied at the American University in Cairo, where she received her BA and MA in Political Science. 


The e-safety agenda for youth in Egypt in the last 2 years; Taking Stock and Future Plans on the regional level

The presentation will examine the e-safety agenda in the last 2 years in Egypt, with a special focus on the mechanisms adopted and the different stakeholders engaged.
In addition, an overview of future plans will be offered with a special emphasis on nascent efforts on the Arab level.

Mr. Naoya Bessho - BIOGRAPHY

Chief Compliance Officer, VP, Legal Department, Yahoo Japan Corporation and Vice-Chairman of Research & Planning Committee, Safer Internet of Japan


Safer Internet of Japan - Safer internet environment for children [download ]

Mr. Thongchai Sangsiri - BIOGRAPHY

Director, Center for Computer Forensics, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Thailand

Mr. Thongchai Sangsiri is currently working for the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Thailand. For the past 6 years at the Ministry of ICT, he has been responsible for several government initiatives, including the promotion of ICT security awareness in both the public and private sectors.




Promoting A Safer Online Environment For Children [download ]

As information technologies evolve at a rapid pace, we may not realize what our children are experiencing daily. Computers have gradually replaced sports and outdoor activities in many Thai households. Children are often left with their computers or game consoles after schools and on the weekend without adult supervision. Misuse of technology among young adults is a major problem which greatly concerns the government.

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Thailand works closely with the Ministry of Education and the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology at Ladkrabang to build a safe online environment for children. Our current initiatives include developing software tool for the parents and teachers and organizing seminar year-round targeting students, parents and teachers.

Dr. Eun-Ju Kim - BIOGRAPHY

Director, Center for Computer Forensics, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Thailand

Dr. Kim is currently Head of ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific based in Bangkok, Thailand, representing ITU and responsible for some 40 Member States and about 60 Sector Members in the Asia-Pacific region.

Before she joined the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – a UN Special Agency for Telecommunications and ICTs – in 2000, she had served several posts such as Director for Regulatory Affairs at the ICO Global Communications based in London (1996-1999), Lecturer for telecommunication policies and regulations at the London City University in the UK (1995), and Senior Adviser to Ministers at the Ministry of Communications in the Republic of Korea (1990-1994).

She has been educated from the Seoul National University in R. O. Korea for the first Master Degree and the London City University in the United Kingdom for the second Master and Ph.D. degrees.

Some 100 books or articles/papers have been published, translated or presented at numerous countries in the cross continents from Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific to Europe on professional areas such as: e.g.,

  • telecommunication/ICT policy, legislation, governance and regulation,

  • international relations and organizations through case studies of ITU, UNESCO, OECD and INTELSAT,

  • telecommunication standardizations and its international organizations,
    - ICT and gender/disabilities,

  • satellite communications, and

  • new emerging issues including e-commerce, cyber-laws and cyber-security, next generation networks, and management of ICT resources and more,

in order to bridge digital divide or optimize digital opportunities in the interdependent information society.

She has also organized, attended, chaired or represented at numerous national, sub-regional, regional and international meetings and conferences since 1988.

To serve and assist better the needs from Member States and Sector Members of ITU in the Asia-Pacific region, she has been placing a high priority on mobilizing resources through public-private partnership (PPP) with various UN Agencies, international, regional and sub-regional organizations and private industry.

She has been awarded by the Ministers of R. O. Korea and Mongolia with honorary medal.

Ms. Isabella Santa - BIOGRAPHY

Senior Raising Awareness Expert, European Network Information Security Agency (ENISA)

Ms. Isabella Santa joined ENISA in September 2005 as a senior expert on Awareness raising where she supports EU countries to raise information security awareness; defines and disseminates good practices, free recommendations and guidance which are seen as important vehicles for fostering a true culture of security throughout Europe; works on establishing dialogue and/or trusted partnerships with institutions of Member States and other stakeholders to develop a framework to organise data collection at EU level and promote knowledge sharing. Moreover, she elaborates on current trends and progress in this area with special attention to the definition of indicators/metrics for measuring the quality of the awareness initiatives. Particular attention is given to the outreach of SMEs and industry in general.

From 2003 she worked for the Demand and requirements management team of Vodafone where she provided advice in relation to the launch of global products and services, deliver feasibility analyses, product roadmaps and costing models.

Prior to joining Vodafone she worked for Deloitte where she focused on Customer Relationship Management (CRM) projects, mainly in the Communications industry.

Isabella has done postgraduate studies in International Trade and on the liberalisation of the Communications sector.


Draft Guidelines for Parents, Guardians and Educators on Child Online Protection [download ]

Parents, guardians and educators are often referred to as ‘digital immigrants’ whereas children and young people are ‘digital natives’. This is a concept that many parents, guardians and educators are all too familiar with. Today’s youth are very technically savvy and they are able to master complex programs and applications quickly and easily on both computers and mobile devices and they seem to be able to do this almost intuitively.

On the other hand, when it comes to computer programs and mobile devices, adults in general, tend to require an instruction manual for what most children would say are fairly simple tasks. However, what adults do bring to the e-safety debate are life skills and experience and this should not be overlooked.

It is crucial to establish what children and young people know and is actually doing online as opposed to what adults think that they know and are doing online.

Parents and educators should become familiar with Internet sites and have a good understanding on how children spend their time. It’s crucial they are able to decide with their child what is appropriate and safe while they are online.

In working together parents and educators can reap the many benefits of ICTs while minimising possible dangers.

Mr. Toru Maruhashi - BIOGRAPHYHY

Group Vice President, Corporate Business Group, Attorney at Law (New York), General Manager, Legal Dept. and General Manager, Social Activity Promotion Dept., NIFTY Corporation

Mr. Maruhashi has spent most of his carrier as an in-house law staff in an ICT vendor and service provider Fujitsu Limited and its subsidiary NIFTY Corporation, an ISP and web service provider. He became an attorney at law in New York U.S.A. in 1995. Since late 1990’s he has been engaged in various policy formulation work involving Internet and E-Commerce, such as ISP liability, spam, internet security, cyber-crime including child porn and participating in various governmental, academic, industry or non-profits dialogue dealing with these issues both domestic and international, such as G8 (cyber-crime workshops) ILPF, BIAC (OECD Security Guideline) , GBDe, Keidanren, Telesa, SOFTIC, JPNIC, JPCERT, IAJapan and IN-LAW.


Promotion of Safer Use of Internet by Children [download ]
- Pro Bono Information Morale Lecture Delivery by an ISP and its Employees -

NIFTY Corporation, with a partnership of municipal government, produces lecture curricula on information morale focusing on risks involving use of internet and mobile and risk-avoidance technique for elementary school pupils and asks its employees to act as guest lecturers using these curricula. Nifty also provides web-based training using flash technology for confirming what learned from these lectures as well as flash based Animal Egogram tool besed on transactional analysis theory for pupils to understand self and others and declare “wish-to-be-self”. Another employees gives lectures to parents and teachers to understand risks involving internet and mobile. Through these activities, we hope every child become able to use internet safer and will not abuse internet services and communities and these self efforts by industry and regional partnership is far more effective than governmental regulation in a long run.


CEO and President of Beijing Internet Institute and BII Group Holdings Ltd.

Enterprise Position

  • CEO and President of Beijing Internet Institute

  • CEO and President of BII Group Holdings Ltd.

Industry and Academic Positions

  • Co-founder and Board, China Internet Society

  • Advisor, ICANN Government Advisory Community of MII (Ministry of Information Industry)

  • Board & Fellow of IPv6 Forum, Chair of China IPv6 Council

  • Founder & Chair, Z-Park NGI (Next Generation Internet) industry Alliance

  • Member of Expert Working Group, China Next Generation Internet Project (CNGI Project)

  • From 2008, Chair of IEEE Green IT Working Group

  • From 2009, Member of Information Industry Development “12th Five Year Program” Working Group

Professional Awards and Honors

  • April 2004, “IPv6 Internet Pioneer Award”, granted by Dr. Vint Cerf on behalf of Global IPv6 Forum

  • 2005, “Top 100 Elite”, granted by SINA.COM (China largest Portal)

  • 2007, Win “Z-Park Innovative Enterprise Top 100”, granted by Beijing Municipal Government, China Science and Technology Ministry, China Academy of Science

  • 2008, Win the “Scientific Olympic Pioneer Award” of IPv6 Surveillance System R&D, granted by 2008 Beijing Olympic Organization Committee

  • 2008, Most Influential Person in Z-Park 20 Anniversary, awarded by Beijing Municipal government


Construction of a Safer and Harmonious Internet for Children [download pdf_icon]

Children is the future of the world, we hope that internet can bring them more happiness and knowledge. As you know, China has the largest internet user in the world, internet industry is developing very fast, and has get strong support from the government. At the same time, majority of the Chinese internet users are children and students, this is a big group, how to guide them using internet in a right way, this is what Chinese government, industry and academics are trying to find out.

Ms. Deborah Taylor Tate - BIOGRAPHY

Honorable Former US FCC Commissioner and 2009 World Telecommunication and Information Society (WTISD) Laureate

Deborah Taylor Tate was nominated to the Federal Communications Commission by President George W. Bush on November 9, 2005 and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on December 21, 2005. She was sworn in as FCC Commissioner on January 3, 2006. On June 20, 2007, Ms. Tate was reappointed by President Bush to a full five-year term. Among her many responsibilities, Ms. Tate served as Chair of both the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service (Universal Service Joint Board) and the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations as well as the Federal Chair of the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Telecommunications Services (706 Board).

Ms. Tate has worked extensively to facilitate market-based solutions to public policy issues. Drawing on her extensive experience at the state and local level, Ms. Tate actively promoted cooperative federalism and public/private partnerships when it was time for the government to act. Often referred to as the “Children’s Commissioner,” she was a leading voice on issues affecting families and children, and has been at the forefront of the movement to ensure that advances in communications technologies benefit all Americans.

At the time of her FCC appointment, Ms. Tate was serving a six-year term as a Chairman and director of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. In that position, she had been appointed by the Chairman of the FCC to the Federal-State Joint Board on Advanced Telecommunications Services and was already actively engaged in DC on both telecom and energy issues as Chairman of the Washington Action Committee for NARUC. Commissioner Tate also is a member of several bar associations and a Rule 31 Mediator.

Ms. Tate has been an adjunct lecturer at the MBA, Nursing and Law School level and served as a Director at Vanderbilt's Institute on Public Policy. Commissioner Tate formerly served as Legal Counsel and senior policy advisor to two Governors: then Governor (now U.S. Senator) Lamar Alexander and former Governor and Congressman Don Sundquist. In that capacity, Commissioner Tate addressed a diverse array of public policy issues, including attracting new industries and improving family incomes. Ms. Tate also was instrumental in the creation and implementation of a Mental Health Commission culminating in the passage of a comprehensive mental health law for Tennessee, including an historic chapter on children and youth.

Consistently recognized by Tennessee Business as one of Tennessee's "Most Powerful People," Ms. Tate has been the recipient of numerous local and state professional and nonprofit honors as well as the International Mary Harriman Community Leadership Award (Justice Sandra Day O'Conner was a previous honoree). She has participated in numerous international delegations, representing the U.S. in bilateral negotiations, the World Radio Conference in Geneva; the West Africa ICT Conference in Ghana; APEC-Tel, the Asian Pacific Telecom Ministers in Bangkok; and at the Global Forum in Italy.

Ms. Tate is invited to speak regularly at law schools, nonprofits and professional organizations across the country, seeking to inspire others through her lifelong commitment to volunteerism. She is the founder and former president of Renewal House, a recovery residence for women addicted to crack cocaine and their children. Ms. Tate is past chair of board of directors of Centerstone, Tennessee's largest, and now the nation’s largest, behavioral healthcare organization. Her board service has included leadership positions on the boards of the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Family and Children's Services, Junior League of Nashville, Martha O'Bryan Center Foundation, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Tennessee Voices for Children, Tennessee Tomorrow, Inc., and the League of Women Voters. In addition, she is an Elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Ms. Tate has been recognized by a number of outstanding organizations since her appointment to the FCC. These honors include receipt of an Award for Outstanding Public Service from Common Sense Media, the Good Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America, the Carol Reilly Award from the New York State Broadcasters Association, the Touchstones of Leadership Award for Public Service from Women in Cable Television, the YW Award from the Academy for Women of Achievement, and the Jerry Duvall Public Service Award from the Phoenix Center for Advanced Public Policy Studies. She and her husband, William H. Tate, a Nashville attorney, have three college-age children.

Since her FCC term ended earlier this year, Ms. Tate continues to consult with business, non-profits and other organizations regarding communications, broadband, media and technology issues. She is an Adjunct Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Free State Foundation and serves on the prestigious National Board for Minority and Media Telecommunications Council. She has participated in numerous publications through non-profits such as the Free State Foundation and the Aspen Institute, continues to keynote at conferences worldwide and also lectures at colleges and universities. Ms. Tate has remained an international voice for children and, in particular, for on-line safety of children.

Mr. Phillip Victor - BIOGRAPHY

Head of Communication and Outreach, International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT)

Mr. Phillip Victor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. He is also a certified Sensecurity Institute Security Practitioner (SISP). He has been involved in the IT field for the past 16 years and his experiences include working in a leading
telecommunications company and educational field where he had lectured in many areas of Information Technology. His work involvement includes ICT Security, Network Design and development of IT related courses and training programs.

He is currently the Head of Communications & Outreach at International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT). He has been actively involved in promoting ICT Security Awareness for schools, organizations CNII and the general public. He is also actively involved in promoting Information Sharing among Information Security practitioners and professionals in the country in collaboration with (ISC)2. He has presented and conducted various ICT Security Awareness programs for many organizations and also for the general public. Some of his presentations include topics on Internet Safety for Kids, Security Policy, Incident Response & Handling, Spam, Business Continuity Planning and Security Best Practices. He was also part of the Anti Spam Framework of Best Practices and Technical Guidelines 2004 committee. Philip has also worked with International organizations in the area of Child Safety, such as ChildNet, Federal Trade Commission, CA, ENISA and various CERTs throughout the world. In his former position, he also spearheaded the Culture of Security & Capacity Building thrust under the Malaysian government’s National Cyber Security Policy. He has presented papers locally and internationally, and has published papers in IT Journals.


Children & Cyberspace: The Need for a Global Approach [download pdf_icon]

Mr. Hiromasa Nakai - BIOGRAPHY

Chief/Deputy General Manager, Information and Public Affairs Division, Japan committee for UNICEF

Mr. Hiromasa Nakai, Japan Committee for UNICEF: one of the 36 national committees representing UNICEF in industrialized countries, has been active on the work of commercial sexual exploitation of children issues since 1996. Major works include a public advocacy campaign for the passage of the Act on Punishment of Activities Relating to Child Prostitution and Child Pornography and the Protection of Children in 1999 and organization of children’s forum for the 2nd World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Yokohama in 2001. Mr. Nakai joined the committee in 2004 and has been responsible for the work, which has been focusing specifically on issues related to sexually abused child images (child pornography) recently, including a campaign to call for amendment of the said act and participating in public-private sector’s joint initiatives on introduction of such internet safety measures as blocking by ICT industries.

Before joining Japan Committee for UNICEF, Mr. Nakai worked in Bosnia, Myanmar, Iraq, Somalia and other countries as a development/humanitarian specialist with UNICEF, other UN bodies and a non governmental organization. Mr. Nakai is a graduate of Japan College of Social Work in 1989 and obtained master’s degree in rural development from the University of Sussex of UK in 1995.


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