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.

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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