Anne Collier

Anne Collier, M.A., is president of the nonprofit organization Net Family News Inc., which she founded in 1999. Now in the process of developing the US’s first social media helpline for schools, she co-directed ConnectSafely.org from early 2006 until March 2015. She blogs at NetFamilyNews.org (“kid-tech intelligence for parents”). Anne has served on three national task forces on youth and Internet safety, including as co-chair of the Obama administration’s Online Safety & Technology Working Group, which delivered its report to Congress, “Youth Safety on a Living Internet,” in June 2010, and the Harvard Berkman Center’s national Internet Safety Technical Task Force of 2008. Most recently she served on the Aspen Institute Task Force for Learning & the Internet of 2013-’14. Her writing includes chapters in Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents (Oxford Press, 2014) and Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Expert Perspectives (Routledge, 2012) and contributions to numerous magazines and Web sites. With her ConnectSafely co-director Larry Magid, she co-authored the first parents’ guide to teen social networking, MySpace Unraveled (Peachpit Press, 2006) and a number of guidebooks helping parents navigate digital age parenting. Among other advisory roles, Anne currently serves on Facebook’s and Snapchat’s Safety Advisory Boards in addition to Ask.fm’s and helped the Born This Way Foundation form its Youth Advisory Board in 2012. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees and lives with her family in San Jose, California.