Connected Families

Working to make the online world safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry best practice and good digital parenting.

Good Digital Parenting


An Introduction to eSports (Part 2)

By Stephanie-Anne Alipio | June 14, 2018

There are many games in the five competitive eSports genres, but what are the most popular ones? While there are fan favorites in each category, the most popular ones have official eSports teams and are covered by global mainstream medias such as ESPN, The Sydney Morning Herald, and BBC Three.

#gaming #ESRB #eSports #video games


How to Keep Your Family Safe While Geeking Out Your Home

By Scott Bay | June 12, 2018

If there's one trend that's really taking off right now, it's the Internet of Things (IoT), those "various devices [that] are all networked together and communicate with each other."

#connected home #two step factor verification #IOT #smart home

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.


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. 

#Digital Parenting #Online Safety #Online Harrassment