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.

Program Manager PDF Print E-mail

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) is seeking a Program Manager. This person would work full-time in the FOSI Washington, DC office to help with our new Good Digital Parenting initiative.

The role involves overseeing the many moving pieces needed to maintain and develop the initiative to help refocus, rename, and re-launch A Platform for Good as FOSI’s Good Digital Parenting initiative. This will involve working with our Program Administrator, sponsors, advisors, external bloggers, and web hosting services. The position involves:

  • Detail-oriented oversight of the day-to-day program planning and all necessary follow-ups.
  • Coordinating internal and external efforts including overseeing the communications strategy, web teams and other consultants for the parenting initiative.
  • Managing project calendars, tracking deliverables, and providing updates and reports on the initiative.
  • Providing creative input to the initiative and helping with oversight of the rollout of a series of new enhancements.
  • Administration of the project budget and financial reports.
  • Leading the initiative staff and intern(s).

Applicants should have 3 to 5 years of experience with program management, the ability to assign and follow-up on tasks, excellent attention to detail, be comfortable with written and oral presentations, and think strategically and creatively.  They would report to the Director of Legal and Policy.

Preferred candidates will have experience running a program or initiative, some knowledge or experience with online safety or parenting issues, and some experience with the oversight of a website or app development. Candidates should have strong social media and web analytic skills.

Preferred candidates will have experience working in a nonprofit organization with the ability to relate to the corporate and academic world. FOSI is seeking an enthusiastic person who excels at problem solving and takes a high degree of initiative. This position provides the ability to learn new skills and gain opportunities.

FOSI is looking for someone with a unique blend of skills and aptitudes to thrive in a small but growing nonprofit organization that has a large impact on the web.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply and write Program Manager in the subject line and email your application to Jennifer Hanley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Summer Internship PDF Print E-mail

The Family Online Safety Institute is seeking a Summer intern! This interns tasks may include researching developments are 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 “Summer Internship.”



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