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


3 Ways Facial Recognition Technology is in Children's Lives

By Rachel Friedman | Aug. 15, 2018

#Children #facial recognition #summer camp #Facebook #schools


Devices and Apps That Can Keep Kids Healthy

By Kate Clark | Aug. 9, 2018

In 2018, 33 percent of Americans now own wearable health devices, and 46 percent are using apps for healthcare.

#wearables #Apps #health

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