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


Teaching Self Esteem in a Selfie World

By Augusta Nissly | Aug. 24, 2016

Selfies are not the answer to the growing self-esteem problem we have. And not allowing your child to use apps such as Instagram and Snapchat isn’t the answer either. Instead use these tips to open up a conversation with your child about the images they share online and the images they see others posting. 

Parenting #Digital Citizenship #Parents #Selfie #Teens


iRules For Schools: Why Teachers Need to Set Digital Boundaries

By Janell Burley Hofmann | Aug. 19, 2016

As educators, healthy boundaries help a school flourish. Policies and rules should be honored and respected – but also revisited. Reflections and revisions on best practices help educators grow, evolve and have a clear direction for their goals and intentions.  

Digital Citizenship #Parents #Smartphone #Teens #Education

Policy & Research


Online Harassment: Testing the Limits of Free Speech

Few places on the Internet can claim to be free from harassment. Newspaper websites, social media platforms, online sports forums, gaming sites, and television fan comment boards deal with this problem. All corners of the web are impacted in some way by the scourge of vile and degrading speech aimed at public and private people alike. Eradicating this speech and creating an Internet that can be confidently used by everyone is a challenge that must be confronted by all sectors of society. 

Safety #Safety #Privacy #policy


The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

On June 2nd, FOSI filed comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the Department of Commerce in response to a request for comments on "The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things." 

Safety #Internet of Things #Privacy #Internet Safety


Protecting Online Reputation

In April 2016, FOSI filed comments with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) of Canada about educating children on the importance of their on and off-line reputation through online activities. 

Safety International #Internet Safety #policy #Family #Children