Family Online Safety Institute

Online safety for children and their families.


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Put simply, our mission is to make the online world a safer place for kids and their families. We work towards this goal by identifying and promoting best practices, tools and methods that also respect free speech.

In this age of free-flowing digital content, we all understand the incredible benefits the Internet brings to our lives; however, we must also recognize the need to protect children from the worst of the Web. So how can we ensure the safety of kids online? Can industry leaders rally around a comprehensive set of policies, technologies and public education messages to demonstrate that they are capable of rising to the challenge? This critical question drives our work every day; FOSI, through our member companies, is at the forefront of industry efforts at self-regulation. We believe that a combination of “tools, rules and schools” will ultimately keep kids safe online.

Temporary Office Assistant PDF Print E-mail

The Family Online Safety Institute seeks temporary help for its Washington, D.C. Office for a one-month project. This will involve assisting the team in preparation for the launch of a new website and providing support for an Annual Conference.  The temporary position will take place now through November 21st in the FOSI office and will require 40 hours of work per week.

Responsibilities include:

  • Formatting and editing web content from the old site in the new content management system (CMS)
  • Uploading photos and documents to the new website
  • Light copy editing and proofreading
  • Provide support for Annual Conference logistics including greeting guests, helping with registration, and assisting with other elements of the conference as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma and at least 2 years of college
  • At least one year of work in an office environment or 2 years of internship experience
  • Experience with writing, editing, and formatting
  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to organize and prioritize
  • Previous work with website content management systems is ideal

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Fall Internship PDF Print E-mail

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) seeks a fall intern. FOSI is a nonprofit organization that works with the leading Internet and technology companies. Tasks may include researching developments in online safety and privacy including sexting, cyberbullying, data protection, broadband responsibility and digital citizenship, assisting with special projects that help parents, teens and teachers get the most out of the Internet and working on events held by the organization.

We would prefer someone who could work 2-3 days per week and we are happy to work with any college/university to grant internship credit upon request.

The position is unpaid, but we will provide a travel and lunch subsidy.
The position is open to all college undergraduates. To apply for a FOSI Internship, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line "Fall Internship."

About Us:
The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. FOSI convenes leaders in industry, government and the non-profit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions and policies in the field of online safety. Through research, resources, events and special projects, FOSI promotes a culture of responsibility online and encourages a sense of digital citizenship for all.

FOSI's members include: AOL, AT&T, BAE Systems Detica, BT Retail, Comcast, Disney, Entertainment Software Association, Facebook, France Telecom, Google, GSM Association, Microsoft, Mind Candy, Motion Picture Association of America, NCTA, Nominum, Sprint, Symantec, Telstra, The Wireless Foundation, T-Mobile, Trend Micro, Verizon and Yahoo!.



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