FTC launches online tools for consumer protection week

The Federal Trade Commission launched a blog and website for National Consumer Protection Week, which is slated for March of next year. 

The annual campaign, hosted by the FTC and nearly 30 other government agencies, aims to educate consumers about keeping kids safe online, privacy, credit and debt, identity theft, mortgages and how to recognize fraud and scams. 

The FTC said "consumer experts" will provide posts on the blog. David Vladeck, the FTC director of the consumer protection bureau, wrote in an initial blog post that 2011 marks the 13th year the FTC will host consumer protection week.