Marsali Hancock is the founding president of iKeepSafe.org, an international network of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement workers, technology experts and advocates that help track internet-connected devices’ effects on children. The nonprofit group conducts research and convenes stakeholders in order to provide resources and guidance for parents, educators, industry and policymakers.
In her role, Hancock engages with both national and international groups on digital citizenship issues, which include cyber safety, security, ethics and responsibility. Hancock has directed initiatives with the UNESCO, Department of Justice, Department of Education, the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), EduSummit, National Technology Leadership Summit (NTLS), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Child Online Protection Group (COP) and others. She has developed content and initiatives in multiple states across the county. Additionally, Hancock has served on industry consumer advisory boards and participated with online safety committees for industry leaders: AT&T, Verizon, CCI, Comcast, Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, AOL, Symantec and others. Hancock has assisted in the development of safer internet practices in multiple countries around the world, directs the development of tools that help create a positive digital culture for youth online.
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