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Jean Armour Polly

Jean Armour Polly is a professional librarian employed by the Liverpool (NY) Public Library as Assistant Director and Administrator of Systems and Technology.

She is also known as Net-mom® and is the author of six editions of Net-mom's Internet Kids & Family Yellow Pages (Osborne McGraw-Hill), a directory to thousands of the best children's Internet resources.

Under her Net-mom brand, Jean is the website review editor for CommonSenseMedia.org, a media literacy organization. Past clients include America Online, The Bertelsmann Foundation, Children's Television Workshop, Disney Online, the Internet Association of Japan, MCI Foundation, The Morino Institute, and Ask Jeeves for Kids.

Jean has served on the boards of the Internet Society and the Internet Content Rating Association. Additionally, she has been active with many international competitions for young people, including the ThinkQuest Internet Challenge, the Cable and Wireless Childnet Awards, and the Global Schoolnet Cyberfair.

As a domain owner, trademark owner, and content provider, Jean sees DNS from many perspectives. She notes, "I have been working in the Internet family issues field for a long time and hope to represent not only end users of DNS in general but also young people's interests. We need to engage young people in this dialogue."

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