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Press Releases 2012
November 23, 2012 PDF Print E-mail

Telstra Becomes Newest FOSI Member

Largest Australian Telecom Joins Family Online Safety Institute to Support Online Safety Initiatives

WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing to extend its international footprint, The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that Telstra Corporation has joined as a member. Telstra, headquartered in Melbourne, is Australia's largest telecommunications company.

Telstra has a long history in Australia, originating as a government department together with the Australia Post. Recently, Telstra became fully privatized to focus on product development and serving their Australian client base to the fullest. Telstra has become the largest provider of mobile phones and devices, home phone service and broadband in Australia. Additionally, the company is often recognized for its social media work; Telstra launched a twenty four- hour online customer service forum, as well as Blurtl, a Facebook app that enables users to leave audio messages on each other's walls.

Read more: November 23, 2012
November 14, 2012 PDF Print E-mail

New Study Shows Significant Gaps in Perceptions about Teens’ Online Behavior

Parents and Teens Differ on Perceived Dangers, Both Take Steps to Protect Privacy and Security

WASHINGTON, DC – Research released today by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) explores the online generation gap between parents and teens and reveals a number of disparities in their views about online safety. These gaps in perception demonstrate that great advancements can and should be made to improve communication between parents and teens about online behavior. The nationwide online survey polled 511 teens and 500 parents who access the Internet and was conducted by Hart Research Associates, an independent research company.

Read more: November 14, 2012
November 1, 2012 PDF Print E-mail

Mind Candy Becomes Newest FOSI Member

Creator of Moshi Monsters™ joins leading international online safety organization

WASHINGTON, DC - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that Mind Candy has joined as a member. Mind Candy, headquartered in the United Kingdom, is one of the world's fastest growing social online gaming companies and the global developer, operator and publisher of Moshi Monsters, an online world for kids to share, develop and communicate with their friends in a safe environment.

Read more: November 1, 2012
September 12, 2012 PDF Print E-mail

A Platform for Good Helps Parents and Teens Connect, Share
and Do Good

New Online Platform Highlights the Positive Power of the Internet

WASHINGTON, DC - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to online safety, today launches A Platform for Good (PfG) – an interactive website designed to help parents, teachers and teens connect, share and do good online.

Read more: September 12, 2012


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