A Safer Internet for All

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

Internet Safety: Identifying your part

By Augusta Nissly | Feb. 10, 2016

Determine the role you play in creating a safer Internet. Follow these steps to create a healthy online experience. 

BLOG

Ideas for Building Your Online Presence for College

By Joe Yeager | Feb. 5, 2016

Entering college is the major first step into entering adulthood for many teens. College admissions officers frequently look for a potential applicant’s online presence in making a decision. Here are some ideas your boosting your digital presence in preparation for college.

Parenting #Teens #Digital Reputation #Parents #College

Policy & Research

POLICY BRIEF

"Revenge Porn": The Response to Cyber Exploitation

Revenge porn. Non-consensual sharing of intimate images. Online sexual harassment. Cyber exploitation. It doesn’t matter what you call the behaviour, the public sharing of explicit images online without the subject’s consent has become one of the scourges of the new Internet generation.

#policy #revenge porn

REPORT

Parents, Privacy & Technology Use

FOSI released its latest research report, “Parents, Privacy and Technology Use” on November 17, 2015. This research was conducted by Hart Research Associates and included an online survey of 589 parents of kids ages 6 to 17, as well as 3 focus groups in suburban Philadelphia. The project explored how parents view the role that technology plays in their kids' lives, how they manage their kids' online activity, and how parents model good technology use. This report was made possible by a grant from the Digital Trust Foundation. 

#Teens #Children #Privacy #Parents #Parental Controls #technology

POLICY BRIEF

Violent Extremism: The New Online Safety Discussion

For the last 18 months there have been hundreds of news stories, dozens of politicians’ speeches, and numerous policy announcements focused on combating the threat of online radicalization of youth and violent extremism. Once a niche area tackled by the intelligence community, this has become a topic of daily conversation in business meetings and around the dinner table. The challenges posed by ISIS, far-right extremists and others require responses from law enforcement, industry, policymakers, and parents.

#policy #extremism