Connected Families

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Good Digital Parenting


Are Memes Affecting Our Screen Time?

By Maggie Stokes | July 16, 2018

Among one of the more recent social media trends are memes: pictures or brief videos accompanied by text intended to be humorous.

#Screen Time #memes


Toddlers and Tech: How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

By Jenny Silverstone | July 11, 2018

Twenty years ago, my mother didn't think twice about letting me spend hours on end in from of the television or playing Oregon Trail on the computer.

#Screen Time #Moderation

Policy & Research


Community Solutions to Controversial Content Online

In the second of the series on responses to controversial online content this FOSI Brief examines the ways that the Internet community can respond to online challenges and help create a better Internet for all. The first Brief looked at technical responses and concluded that while technical advancements promise much in the fight against objectionable, but legal content, on their own technical solutions are not enough.

#Online Safety #Online Harrassment #Content Moderation


Connected Families: How Parents Think & Feel about Wearables, Toys, and the Internet of Things

In a new era of connected life, the subject of children’s use of emerging technologies, and subsequent privacy and security implications, has become a top priority for families.


Technical Solutions to Controversial Content Online

It’s not fake news to say that media reports have devoted much airtime and column inches to stories relating to offensive online content recently.  In fact, over the last 12 month we have witnessed a considerable increase in media reports of online harassment, revenge porn, extremist videos and fake news. 

#Online Safety #Online Harrassment #Content Moderation