2020 Vision: The Future of Online Safety

The policies, practices and parenting we'll need in 2020 and beyond.

Good Digital Parenting


AI is transforming our planet – here’s what children need to know

By Daniel Kent | Jan. 22, 2020

Children increasingly live in a world transformed by artificial intelligence, or AI, and those who understand it will live richer and more fulfilling lives.  This article begins by defining AI, discusses AI myths, has three hands-on AI activities, describes how AI is being used today, and concludes with additional resources for parents. 

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Keeping Kids Safe Online

By Adrienne Principe | Jan. 16, 2020

Before the holiday, news outlets broke stories of widespread sexual predation of children on popular social media and gaming sites.

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Policy & Research

Online Safety in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

This whitepaper aims to connect the emerging technological phenomena of artificial intelligence (AI) and its implications with key actions needed to advance a culture of responsibility online.

Protecting Innocence In A Digital Age

Testimony of Stephen Balkam, CEO and Founder of Family Online Safety Institute, before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary -  July 9, 2019


Revisiting COPPA

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and its corresponding Rule were passed in 1998, before Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, or Hello Barbie were even conceived. Despite the Rule having been updated there have been calls to alter the way that children’s privacy is regulated in the United States. This white paper explores the implications of the current regime and potential areas of improvement.